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How Does Legislation Change Over Time

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Legislation is the law of the country, the schools in a country are obliged to operate according to the law just as any other organisation. When there are changes in the law then schools might have to adapt their policies. For instance when the SEN code of Practise came into effect many children with special educational needs had to be included in mainstream education from then on, schools now manage pupils with a more diverse range of needs.

And when corporal punishment was abolished in state schools in 1987 (somewhat later for private schools) schools had to adapt their policies on behaviour and how to discipline unruly pupils.

Legislation change over time, rules and policies have to be reviewed on a regular basis to make sure they
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