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Regulatory Bodies

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4.3 Explain the roles of regulatory bodies relevant to the education sector which exist to monitor and enforce the legislative framework

As well as local and national government schools are answerable to regulative bodies and these include, the schools governing body, the health and safety executive and OFSTED. All of whom exist to monitor and enforce legislation.

The schools governing body is built up from differing members of the school community, including school management, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff, members from the wider school community and general public. They are responsible for setting the general direction/ethos the school should be developing and reviewing and monitoring that aims and objectives are being met. It should have a good relationship with its head teacher and both should be accountable to parents, pupils, staff and the wider community. The governing body of a school is responsible for its conduct and educational achievement which also means they are responsible for standards including staffing, policies, performance management, finance, discipline, curriculum, any areas of SEN> In order to do so meets regularly and evaluates, sets standards and reports to parents. There are many policies that schools have to adhere to and the schools governing body is responsible for reviewing these at least annually. The policies will include: Child protection

Attendance
Behaviour
Staff discipline and behaviour
Pupil discipline
Risk assessments
Ofstedā€™s report
Prospectus of the school
Data protection
Home/school relationships.

Another regulatory body that enforces policies are the Health and Safety Executive. Every school or educational establishment must have their own Health and safety policy with guidelines set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who are a government body. School Health and Safety policies should contain details of what schools are responsible for whilst children are in their care and this will...