Equal Opportunities must be available to all students and all tutors must adhere to the
rules set out in the legislation currently in place.
The Disability Discrimination Act (SENDA 2001) establishes the right for disabled
individuals to be treated equally and to receive the same opportunities and facilities as a
In terms of an art class it may be that an individual may need help with carrying in their
materials or manipulation of the same. They may need extra space in which to learn or
possibly help with transport to the learning venue. Literature provided should show
inclusion of material representing people with a disability.
The Sex Discrimination Act (1975) is set out to ensure that individuals are not treated
differently as a result of their gender. It is important to recognise that in this area
“offensive” references, language and outdated opinions are still commonly expressed
and it is important that “ teachers of adults, whatever their subjects, have a part to play
in helping break down inequality…”. Daines,J., Daines,C., and Graham, B. (2006).
With reference to art courses the provision of reference material should reflect gender
The Race Relations Act (1975) deems that individuals must be treated equally
regardless of race, country of origin or religious persuasion. It is important to ensure that
all visual material and text provided adheres to this legislation and that students behave
towards each other in a way that reflects this.
The Data Protection Act (1998) regulates how personal information is used and protects
individuals from misuse of this information. Personal information received about
students by the tutor should be treated in confidence at all times.
Two further acts, The Protection of Children Act (1999)POCA and The Protection of
Vulnerable Adults Act POVA are relevant in teaching. Vulnerable individuals may need
to be assessed...