Schools as Organisations

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Schools as organisations 5 TDA 2.5 2 3 20 28/02/2015 T/601/3325

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

Learning Outcomes

Assessment Criteria


The learner will: 1. Know the different types of schools in the education sector

The learner can: 1.1 Identify the main types of state and independent schools 1.2 Describe the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance Centres must ensure that all assessment criteria are met.

2. Know how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities

2.1 Describe roles and responsibilities of: a) school governors b) senior management team c) other statutory roles eg. SENCO d) teachers e) support staff

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2.2 Describe the roles of external professionals who may work with a school eg. educational psychologist 3. Understand how schools uphold their aims and values 3.1 Define the meaning of: a) aims b) values 3.2 Describe with examples how schools may demonstrate and uphold their aims 3.3 Describe with examples how schools may demonstrate and uphold their values 4. Know about the laws and codes of practice that affect work in schools 4.1 Identify the laws and codes of practice affecting work in schools 4.2 Describe how laws and codes of practice promote pupil wellbeing and achievement 5. Know about the range and purpose of school policies and procedures 5.1 Describe why schools have policies and procedures 5.2 Identify the policies and procedures schools may have relating to: a) staff b) pupil welfare c) teaching and learning 6. Know about the wider context in which schools operate 6.1 Identify the roles and responsibilities of...
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