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1 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A1 How well do you know the DDA? Reasonable adjustments

2 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A2 What percentage of children may count as disabled? a) 2% b) 5% c) 6.75% d) 7% e) 18%

3 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A3 Which of these children is disabled? A child with: a) a visual impairment b) asthma c) cancer d) a learning difficulty

4 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A4 Who are disabled people? Disability Discrimination Act Definition of disability 1. A person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. - Part 1, Para. 1.1. For the purposes of definition, ignore the effects of medical or other treatments or aids and appliances.

5 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A5 Who is disabled? To fall within the Act, a person must be substantially affected by their disability in one of the following ways: Mobility Physical co-ordination Manual dexterity Continence Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects Speech, hearing, eyesight Memory or ability to learn, concentrate or understand Perception of risk or physical danger.

6 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A6 Definition From December 2005 Some progressive conditions covered from the point where the person knows they have a condition: Cancer HIV Multiple Sclerosis Mental Impairment - clinically well recognised criteria is removed.

7 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A7 Department Work and Pensions Guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability

8 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A8 Which of the following are covered by the schools duties in the DDA? a) teaching and learning b) a theatre visit c) lunchtimes d) exclusions

9 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A9 Admissions, exclusions and education and associated services. This includes: the curriculum teaching and learning classroom organisation breaks and lunchtimes school policies school clubs and activities homework assessment and exam arrangements timetabling school trips exclusion procedures... the whole life of the school

10 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A10 a) when a pupil has been in the school for a bit and youve assessed what might constitute a barrier b) when the child arrives c) when the child is offered a place at the school d) before any of the above When do you need to make reasonable adjustments?

11 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A11 The duty is anticipatory, so policies, practices and procedures should be reviewed as soon as possible. Adjustments that are more specific to an individual child should be made at the earliest opportunity. The duty is breached if a disabled pupil, or potential pupil, is put at a substantial disadvantage.

12 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A12 Which of the following might be a reasonable adjustment? a) choosing an accessible venue for a school trip b) playing football with a sounding ball c) swapping round classroom accommodation d) setting up a buddy system e) providing a laptop f) planning lessons so that all pupils make progress g) demolishing the school and rebuilding it as single storey

13 Reasonable adjustmentsQ&A13 Exceptions to the reasonable adjustments duty for schools: auxiliary aids and services physical alterations

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