There remains a job of work to do within the education sector about making sure employers make reasonable adjustments to retain and value their staff who are disabled.
What can be done to remove barriers to inclusion?
The NEU has a proud history of representing and supporting disabled education professionals and continue to fight for equality for all.
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Promoting disability inclusion through reading. Include every child and make sure every child sees themselves, their families and friends represented positively in their school.
Promoting disability inclusion through reading
Chapter books and non-fiction suitable for KS2 readers of varying confidence that feature Disabled characters.
Including Disabled people by making positive changes is more beneficial than simply focusing on negative aspects of their experience.
Characters in these books are not primarily defined by their impairments but by their interests and aspirations.
Disability is one experience amongst many others and it doesn’t need to be remarked upon or prevent us from joining in.
Children’s books that highlight and celebrate our differences – as well as the many things we have in common.
Four titles for the very young that feature Disabled characters with different degrees of prominence.
Access. How far have we come? How far have we to go? UK Disability History Month 2020: 18 November –18 December
2019 Disability Day of Action took place on 4th December
This charter, when followed, will help to ensure that the way work is organised does not cause or contribute to ill-health.
The legal definition of harassment on grounds of disability, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.
The legal definition of disability discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
The use of verbal abuse as a form of bullying of disabled children and young people is widespread. This has a significant negative impact on self-esteem and achievement.
We want choices and rights in our lives. UKDHM formally takes place between 22nd November and 22nd December each year, though many events and activities take place outside this time slot.
The NEU works with disabled education professionals and pupils to abolish disablism and discrimination.
The Equality Act 2010 requires employers to make reasonable adjustments to premises or working practices to ensure that employees are not disadvantaged because of their disability.
The duty to make reasonable adjustments requires school and college leaders to proactively identify barriers (both physical and attitudinal) to the inclusion of disabled people in the workplace.