Children aged 5-16 are entitled to Free State schooling.
All 3-4 year olds are entitles to 570 hours of early years education/child care. This is typically 15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year. Some 2 year olds are also eligible.
Faith Schools – These are mostly run like state schools however they can teach their own religion during the religious section of the national curriculum. They must still follow the national curriculum. The admission criteria and staffing policies may differ but anybody can apply for a place. They will often have prayer time or a chaplaincy depending on the school and faith.
Academies- These are publicly funded independent schools. They do not have to follow the national curriculum and can set their own term times. They do have to follow some nationally set rules on special educational needs, admissions and exclusions as states schools.
Boarding schools- Boarding schools provide free education but charge fees for the children to board there. These fees can be very high. Some state boarding schools are run by councils but others could be free schools or academies.
Private schools (aka independent schools) - these charge fees to attend instead of being funded by the government. Pupils do not have to follow the national curriculum. Private schools of not have to have OFSTED inspections but they do have an independent schools inspectorate.
There is a range of provision for 16+ young people and adults alike. Young people now have to stay I education or training until they are 18 so they need to explore all the options open to them.
Apprenticeships- On the job training and work experience while working towards a vocational based nationally recognised qualification. Paid course per hour or week.
Sixth form- This gives young people the option to complete a levels as they finish school. Only available for 16-18 year olds.
College- These offer a full range of course for both full and part time students and a wide age range.
University- This is available for further education to those who have completed the necessary foundation course or h=who has the necessary qualifications.
2.1 candidate report
A. the school governors have a strategic purpose and this could include
Hire of new teachers and staff
To listen to parents and provide feedback
To manage the budget/finance of the school
To hold regular meetings
To review policies and procedures
Set rates of pay/salary
Ensure building issues are dealt with.
The governors have allot of responsibility to ensure that the school functions properly and it offers extra support to parents/families/teachers.
B. The strategic purpose of the senior management team is to
To attend regular meetings
Ensure policies and protocols are adhered to
To listen to feedback
Ensure building issues and maintenance are dealt with
Ensure the day to running of the school
To lead a team
The senior management could be the head of the school or the deputy head. The day to day routine of the school would be their responsibility and also to assess teachers and staff to ensure they are following the curriculum and catering for needs of the children.
C. The purpose of the SENCO and SEN teaching assistant is to
To plan appropriate activates and intervention for children with SEN
Provide support to children with SEN
Lease with senior management of issues/referrals
Work with teachers/staff to offer a holistic approach
Report any changes
The SENCO have a specific role to support children with additional specific educational needs and to provide positive intervention strategies to support the child to learn and participate in lessons.
D. teachers have a strong strategic purpose that include the following
To teach the national curriculum
Ensure children are meeting their targets
Provide diverse activities tailored to children’s needs
Set appropriate learning activities
To refer child if necessary
To protect children
To provide a safe environment