4 Educational contexts and current debates in policy, education and practice


Module 1, Section 4 Recap

There is a range of legislation and educational policies which place duties and expectations on schools and local authorities to ensure that they deliver an inclusive education and do not discriminate against those with protected characteristics.

Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Difficulty and when the impact of dyslexia on an individual is significant on their daily life, it is a recognised disability under the Equality Act 2010 (formerly the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).

Before reading further you may find it useful to revisit sections 1.1 and 1.2 which provide an overview of the Scottish educational context.

4.1 Current legislation and policies