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  • DBS checks
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    • Equality Act 2010 Schools have specific duties under the Equality Act 2010. Learn about the Act and what's required of you and of your school.
    • Equality Act 2010: admissions and provision of education Understand your role in making sure your school complies with its obligations to pupils and their parents under the Equality Act, and learn what you can do to prevent discrimination.
    • Equality Act 2010: reasonable adjustments Know the rules your school must follow when providing reasonable adjustments for pupils, staff and parents with disabilities - including for school trips and after-school clubs.
    • LAC and previously LAC: role of governors Find out what your responsibilities are regarding looked-after children (LAC) and previously LAC. Be clear on the statutory requirements so your school can stay compliant.
    • Supporting pupils who are trans: governors' role Your school has a legal responsibility to support pupils who are trans or gender questioning. Understand how you should monitor compliance with these duties, what you should expect to see in your school's provision, and what you should consider in your own practice.
    • Using pupil questionnaires: guidance and examples Pupil questionnaires can be one way of involving pupils in decision-making as well as measuring how effectively a school is meeting needs. Get some guidance on how to use them effectively and see some examples from other schools.
    • Your responsibilities under the PSED All schools are required to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty. Understand what your school has to do.
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    • Coronavirus: operational guidance summary Read our summary of the DfE's operational guidance to find out what your leaders need to do now England has moved to step 4. Here we cover the main changes to the rules, including 'bubbles', the use of face masks, school trips and after-school clubs.
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    • Education, health and care (EHC) plans Be clear on what EHC plans are, what they contain and how pupils with special educational needs (SEN) receive one - download our flowchart to help you digest this information.
    • Governors' compliance with SEND legislation: an overview Learn about governors' duty to provide education for children with SEND. We run through the rules set out in the Governance handbook, Children and Families Act 2014, SEND Code of Practice and SEND Regulations 2014.
    • SEND code of practice: a summary Use this summary as a starting point to understanding some key parts of the SEND Code of Practice, so you can comply with this statutory document.
    • SEND provision Read our one-page summary of your duties in relation to provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Download a copy to share with your colleagues.
    • SEND report to governors: template and guidance Refer to our template SEND report to learn what information you should expect to see about your school's SEND provision. Use our SEN jargon buster to help you understand the report.
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  • Safeguarding
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