Unit 2.5 Task 1.1 Identify the Main Types of State and Independent Schools Essay

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Unit TDA 2.5: Schools as Organisations
Task 1
1.1 Identify the main types of state and independent schools
All children aged 5-16 are entitled to a free place at a state school and most families take up this place. Schools across England are funded and managed in different ways and will vary depending on the age of the child.
There are four types of mainstream state schools funded by local authorities which are known as maintained schools. They all follow the National Curriculum and are inspected by Ofsted (the government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills).
Community schools are run by the local education authority (LEA), which employs the school staff, owns the land and buildings and sets the
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It sets out which subjects should be taught, the knowledge, skills and understanding each child should achieve and targets so teachers can measure how well a child is doing in each subject.
The Key Stages
The National Curriculum is divided into four Key Stages that children are taken through during their school life. For example, Key Stage 1 is taught during Years 1 and 2 of primary school. Targets defined in the National Curriculum are assessed at the end of each Key Stage.
Early Years Ages 3-4
Foundation Stage (EYFS) Ages 4-5 Reception

Key Stage 1 Ages 5 – 7 Years 1 and 2

Key Stage 2 Ages 7 – 11 Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Key Stage 3 Ages 11 – 14 Years 7 ,8 and 9

Key Stage 4 Ages 14 – 16 Years 10 and 11

2.1 Describe the role and responsibilities of – - School Governors:
School Governors are usually a team of 10 or 12 people (but can be up to 20) who have the responsibility of running a school. A board of governors is made up from a variety of different people who have links with the school and local community. There will usually be at least 1 parent governor and 1 staff governor as well as the head teacher. Other governors will include ones from the local authority as well as the community. Governors work closely with the Head teacher and Senior Management Team. Their main responsibilities are to identify aims and objectives for the school by setting targets and adopting new policies to ensure these aims and objectives are met. Many