SCHOOLS AS ORGANISATIONS
SUMMARISE ENTITLEMENT AND PROVISION FOR EARLY YEARS EDUCATION All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early year’s education for 38 weeks of the year. Parents have the right to request a flexible working pattern if they have a child aged under six or a disabled child under 18. This free education may take place in Ofsted registered premises, this may be named as an Early Years Unit these are often attached to a school, alternatively it could be a nursery, playschool or a registered childminders.
EXPLAIN THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCHOOLS IN RELATION TO EDUCATIONAL STAGE(S) AND SCHOOL GOVERNANCE There are 4 main types of mainstream schools which will be funded by the local authorities: these are known as maintained schools. They all have to follow the National Curriculum. Listed below are the types of schools:
These are run and owned by the local authority, therefore also supporting the school by looking to make links with the local community, and by providing support services. The local authority will usually determine the admissions policy. They may develop the use of the school facilities by local groups such as adult education or childcare classes etc.
Foundation and Trust Schools
Foundation schools are run by their own governing body which determines the admissions policy in consultation with the Local education authority (LEA). The school, land and buildings are also owed by the governing body or a charitable foundation. A trust school, although a type of foundation school will form a charitable trust with an outside partner such as a business. The school will have to buy in any support services. The decision to become a trust school will be made by the governing body in consultation with parents.
There are 2 types of voluntary schools these are:
• Voluntary-aided schools; these are mainly religious or faith...
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