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Disability Discrimination Act May Hit Schools

10th September 2001

A new code of practice which is intended to prevent schools treating children with a disability in a discriminatory way could cause serious problems in schools. Though the principle is fine, it would mean that it was impossible to exclude or discipline a child with ATHD or Tourette's Syndrome on the grounds that this would be punishing a child because of her/his disability. Leicester NUT is holding a meeting on the Disability Discrimination Code of Practice on 31st October with a nationally recognised speaker.

 

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