The paper is a realistic approach conducted in order to determine the various critical measures adopted by schools, which goes in their own benefit. SENDA (2001) Act is discussed in the light of its extension, 'Every Child Matters' policy. Discrimination on the basis of 'disabled children' is not limited to secondary schools alone, even primary schools suffer at the hands of such discrimination. Example is given at a nursery level. In the end there is a need to determine and change not only our policies but also our way of thinking.
"To produce a report that critically evaluates one aspect of legislation and policy relating to protecting children's rights in the context of non-discriminatory practice within the working environment (Primary school) legislation focus on Special educational needs and disability discrimination act 2001".
The concern is not about the policies that matter, but the rules, which are made in order to alleviate all the distinctions evolve in little minds. Those little minds that ask why are we separate from others, why are we dealt separately and why are we treated separate from others. Children self esteem means a lot to them, particularly to those people who are in a social contact with them including family and friends. Being excluded from mainstream educational programs and resources hurts not only children' self esteem, but it also creates several loopholes within their little personalities, these loopholes take the form of barriers and may lead to other social or psychological problems.
SENDA (2001) Act in this respect limits the authorities exercised by various primary, secondary and higher secondary institutions which works in favour of those grooming personalities so that they could groom and grow in a better and healthy environment.
SENDA (Special Education Needs and Disability Act) 2001
SEN Act enacted on May 2001 puts the onus on the shoulders of various primary and secondary institutions to ensure and check the capabilities of students before deciding them to sent to special classes. This has been done in order to make sure that capable students, which are physically and mentally intended to attend mainstream education, may not lack behind. Under Local education authority (LEA)-provision 16, the Act covers all publicly funded institutions so that not a single primary or higher secondary school should think to misuse their authority while treating normal students to specialised classes. SEN - 2001 is currently restricted to be followed in England, Wales and Scotland.
The Act also talks about "failure to make reasonable adjustments" (SEN, 2007a). The reason as it seems to be are those complains due to which each year the ratio of number of children confronted to learning disability despite decreasing due to teacher's efforts, keeps on increasing tremendously. Anita Ho writes in her article, 'To be labeled or not be labeled' (2004) that SENDA provides a complete framework in the light of legislation thereby highlighting legal policies in order to meet educational requirements of disabled children in UK, under these legislations the children should have a full right in their institution to deploy any normal