Outlined below is guidance for schools to take into account in order to meet the requirements of disabled students, as legislated for under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA/SENDA) and the Equality Act 2010. It applies to international or EU students as well as to UK students, and to those who are only taking part of a course.
Each school is expected to have a DLO (see role description and other information in Workspace (requires additional login). The DLO will be the point of reference, advice and guidance for members of staff and students in the school about disability issues and support. The DLO should be a member of relevant school committees, such as a Learning and Teaching Committee, Staff Development Committee or equivalent.
Schools should have mechanisms (such as a Disability Action Plan or DAP) to:
The Disability Support website provides guidance for Schools in Workspace (requires additional login).
Teaching Timetable Arrangements for Students who have a Disability
Examination Arrangements for Students who have a Disability or Long-Term Medical Condition
Information for students
Information for staff (workspace)
Fact sheet on disabilities (workspace)
The role of Disability Liaison Officers (workspace)
Thinking about Dyslexia - A staff resource for developing practice
Revised September 2015
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