L2 Schools as Organisations

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TDA 2.5| Schools as organisationslevel 2 Unit reference: T/601/3325unit credit: 3 |

Table of Contents
State/Independent schools (TDA 2.5 - 1.1, 1.2)Error! Bookmark not defined./4
Roles in school (TDA 2.5 - 2.1)........................................................................................................5
External professionals ( TDA 2.5 – 2.2)Error! Bookmark not defined.
Aims/values (TDA 2.5 – 3.1, 3.2, 3.3)Error! Bookmark not defined./8/9 Policies in school (TDA 2.5 - 5.1, 5.2)............................................................................................10 National policy (TDA 2.5- 6.1, 6.2).................................................................................................11 Wider community (TDA 2.5 - 6.3)..................................................................................................12 Law/legislation/codes of practice (TDA 2.5 4.1, 4.2)......................................................................13

Unit Aim:
This unit aims to prepare the learner for working in a school. It covers knowledge and understanding of the school context.

(TDA 1.1, 1.2)

Community SchoolsRun and owned by the local authority. Funded by the Government and LEA.The LEA determines the admissions policy this is usually done by catchment areas.School facilities are often used by local groups such as adult education or community groups.Governing body appoint staff.Inspected by Ofsted.| Foundation & Trust SchoolsRun by their own governing body which determine the admissions policy in consultation with the LEA. The school, land and buildings will also be owned by the governing body or a charitable foundation.Receive some funding from the LEAThe school will buy in any support services.The decision to become a trust school will be made by the governing body in consultation with parents.Often found in foreign countries – HM Forces are the majority of them.| Specialist SchoolsUsually secondary schools which can apply for specialist status to develop on or two subject areas. They receive additional government funding for doing this. Approximately 92% of secondary schools in England have specialist status. Admissions are by catchment area.Ofsted inspected.Special schools can also apply for specialist school status to be given for SEN under one of the four areas of the SEN Code of Practice. Pupils come from all over usually by transport provided and have to have a statement of SEN.LEA run and Government funded. | Independent SchoolsThese are set apart from the LEA, as they are funded by fees paid by parents and income from investments, gifts and charitable endowments.They do not have to follow the National Curriculum and the Head Teacher and Governors decide on the admissions policy. There are approximately 2300 independent schools in England, which are obliged to register with the DfE so that they can be monitored on a regular basis, although this may not be by Ofsted but the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).Pupils have longer days at school but longer holidays.| Identify in the boxes the main types of state and independent schools. Describe the characteristics of each.

Voluntary SchoolsThere are two types – voluntary aided and voluntary controlled.Voluntary Aided – mainly religious or faith schools run by their own governing body is the same way as a foundation school, although the land and buildings are normally owned by a religious organisation or charity. Funded partly by the governing body, partly by charity and partly by LEA which also provides support services.Voluntary Controlled – similar types of school to voluntary aided school although they are run and funded by the local authority, which also employs staff and provides support services.The land and buildings are usually owned by a charity, which is often a religious organisation.Run by own governing bodies and Ofsted inspected.| AcademiesSet up by sponsors from business...
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