Summarise entitlement and provision for early year’s education
All 3 to 4 year olds in England are entitled to up to 15 hours each week for 38 weeks a year of free early education or child care as part of the every child matters agenda and child care act 2006
Question 1b (Weighting: 0)Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance
Early year foundation stage for children between the age of 3-5 used in reception classes and nurseries in England which provide a frame work for learning, development and care for all children
All children between 5 and 16 years are entitled to a place to any of the following schools where they will progress through key stages 1-4
Community school run by the local council and will determine the admissions policy. Community schools develop links with the local community by providing support services, and may open up to local groups such as child care classes & adult education
Foundation and trust schools are run by a governing body or a charitable foundation. Foundation schools set their own admission policies in consultation with the local education authority and have more freedom in the running of the school in comparison to a community school. Trust schools are evolved in that they are a foundation school with a partnership, known as a charitable trust with a outside partner
Specialist schools, usually secondary schools with pupils aged 11 plus. Schools apply for specialist status in 1 of the 4 areas of the SEN(special educational need) code of practise: the code explains duties to schools to provide reasonable adjustments, provide auxiliary aids and services to disabled pupils. Children with SEN can also be educated in specialist schools which usually take children with a specific type of special need
Independent schools are funded by fees from parents rather than funded by the government; they also receive income from investment gifts & charitable endowments. Independent schools are run by the head teacher & governors who decide independently on the admission policy.
Academy schools are government funded independent schools, although they don’t have to follow the national curriculum they still have to follow the same rules on admission as other community schools.
Voluntary schools come under two types, voluntary aided schools are run by their own governing body and are usually mainly religious or faith schools where anyone can apply for a place. Voluntary controlled schools are similar to aided schools accept they are funded and run by the local authority.
Question 1c (Weighting: 0) Explain the post-16 options for young people and adults.
Young people and adults post 16 have several options when leaving school, they may leave school to continue with their studies going on to college or sixth form, some may leave school and go straight into employment. The government is increasing their focus and funding on education post 16 and in particular reducing the number of young people out of education, employment & training. The September guarantee the government introduced gives post 16 students the following options:
Stay in full time or part time education for example sixth form, college or independent learning provider
Apprenticeship, which is training and education and must include a work placement
E2E – entry to employment designed to provide opportunities for young people aged 16 and over who are not yet ready or able to take up a Modern Apprenticeship or further education or to move directly into employment
Employment which will include training up to a NVQ level 2
Question 2a (Weighting: 0) Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities.
Explain the strategic purpose of:
School governors are members of the schools governing body and are made up of a team of around 10 to 12