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  • Racism

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    Unfair treatment of people because they belong to a different race.

  • Reception Year

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    The introductory year in primary school. Some children enter Reception Year in September, aged four. Others start in January or April, aged five, and complete one or two terms before moving to Year 1. Some children start off with half-day sessions. In state primary school Reception Year classes there must be at least one adult for every 13 children.

  • Refugees and asylum seekers

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    The children of asylum seekers and refugees should have the same opportunity to access education as all other children. There is a broad recognition teaching the children of asylum seekers and refugees can be both challenging and rewarding. Newly arrived children from overseas need help to settle in and they can greatly enrich the school community.

  • Removing barriers to achievement

    Sets out the Government's vision for giving children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities the opportunity to succeed. Building on the proposals for the reform of children's services in Every Child Matters, it sets a new agenda for improvement and action at national and local level.

  • Restraint of pupils

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    The Education and Inspections Act 2006 enables school staff to use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances to prevent a pupil from doing or continuing to do any of the following:

    • committing a criminal offence
    • injuring themselves or others
    • damaging property
    • acting in a way that is counter to maintaining good order and discipline at the school.
       
  • Risk management

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    Risk management strategies identify the potential risks a school faces and set out the measures that should be in place to reduce their impact. Effective risk management delivers value for money by ensuring better use of resources, thereby reducing the costs of avoidable losses and of insurance premiums.