Admission Policy for Students with Disabilities or Special Educational Needs.
The UK’s Equality Act 2010 defines what are called ‘protected characteristics’ i.e. grounds upon which discrimination is unlawful. One of these protected characteristics is disability. Under the Equality Act 2010 a person is classified as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Day-today activities include things such as using a telephone, reading a book or using public transport.
LAL Language Centres will not discriminate against a student.
- In the way we provide education for the student.
- In the way we give the student access to a benefit, facility or service.
- By not providing education for the student.
- By not affording the student access to any benefit, facility or service.
- By excluding the student.
- By subjecting them to any other detriment.
LAL Language Centres is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all students. We recognise that everyone is unique with different needs and aspirations. We guarantee to treat everyone consistently and fairly. We recognise that we have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure disabled students are not discriminated against. All of our schools have limited facilities for disabled students such as wheelchair access and wheelchair-accessible facilities.
- LAL Language Centres requires all students to declare any disabilities and special educational needs at the ‘application stage’.
- Declaration will allow the school to make provision for the student in what ever way is deemed reasonably possible and practicable.
- Declaration at the application stage will allow the school time to make any adjustments that are deemed reasonable and necessary, or to propose alternative arrangements if adjustments cannot reasonably be made.
- If a disability or special need is not declared at the time of application but is identified after arrival at school, this could result in the school not being able to provide the expected/agreed/contracted services for the student. In this case the school would make arrangements for the student to be transferred to another school or for the student to return home. This could result in additional costs for student concerned.