In this assignment I am going to discuss the structure of schools and identifying the roles and responsibilities of national and local government for education policy and practise. Discussing how they work covering how different types of schools are maintained and ran, I will be talking about aims and values schools set for themselves and the different laws and codes of practice implemented into a school setting. Explaining the purpose of why policies and procedures are put into place within schools in general and within my own setting.
Identify the main types of state and independent schools.
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* Voluntary controlled schools: These schools are ran and funded by the local authority which are also responsible for employing staff and funding outside support services needed. The building and land are typically owned by a charity which is often a religious organisation.
* Specialist schools: Schools which specialise in 1 or 2 certain subject for instance Languages, science, arts, sports, maths computing, will receive additional government funding for this. “Special schools can also apply for specialist school status to be given for a special educational needs (SEN) specialism under one of the four areas of the SEN codes of practises
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* Independent Schools: These can be some boarding schools or day schools for instance Hymers which are funded by fees paid by parents, investments, gifts and charitable endowments. They do not have to follow the National Curriculum, admissions policies are constructed by the head of school and governing body. Independent schools are obliged to register with the DfE so that inspections can be undertaken regular although this is not done by Ofsted but by the independent schools inspectorate.
* Home Schooling: If deciding to home school your child you do not have to inform the local authority unless they are leaving a special school but you do have to let the school know. If you’re taking your child out of school, you must write to the head teacher. You can ask the school to teach your child part-time, but the school doesn’t have to accept your request. An informal request can be made if the council want to check on their education.
If the council think your child is not receiving a suitable amount of education they can serve a school attendance order.
Describe the characteristics of different schools in relation to education stages and school governance
In England education is divided into two stages: primary education and secondary education. Required assessment within the National Curriculum takes place in (key stage 2) years 2 through to 6. When moving to secondary school required assessments take place in (key stage 3) years 7/9 (key stage 4) years 10/11 this is where GCSEs are taken. School education is then generally followed by two years of further education – often in a Sixth form or Sixth form college and then three or four years at university by those who decide to stay in education.
Children begin school either in the school year or school term in which they reach their fifth birthday. Primary schools educate children from Reception through to Year 6, and may be split into infant and junior schools. Alternatively, children may attend private schools.
Secondary education is compulsory to the age of 16. Schools have numerous possible names, such as grammar, comprehensive and secondary schools, which may or may not indicate selective admission or tuition fees. Sixth Form education is not obligatory at present, and not all...