The Equality Act 2010 aims to protect disabled trainers and learners and prevent discrimination. It yields legal rights for areas in education within a reputable institution, giving rights to the carer, guardian or parent of a disabled learner not to be harassed or discriminated against because of their association with disabled person.
It is also unlawful for any teacher or trainer to fail to make reasonable adjustments that will keep disabled students behind the rest of the class or treat them any less than other students for reasons related to their disability.
Teachers are expected to treat students the same and not give any special privilege, nor does any student deserve less attention. This, however, is not what the Equality Act is all about. Instead, the act aims to provide ways for teachers to find ways to reach out to individual students, and connect with them at their level.