Schools as Organisations

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TDA 2.5 Schools as Organisations

1 Know the different types of schools in the education sector

1.1There are four main types of mainstream state schools which will all be funded by local authorities and these are maintained schools and follow the National Curriculum. They are as follows:

Community schools – These are managed and owned by the local authority. The authority will support the school and will be helped with links made with the local community for example - community officers – local businesses and parents. The school will be utilised by local groups such as adult education. They are usually responsible for their own admissions policy.

Foundation and trust schools – These types of schools are run by their own governing body. The governors are responsible for the admissions policy alongside the local education authority. The school, land and buildings will also be owned by the governing body or a charitable trust with an outside partner such as a business. The governing body and the parents have control of decisions made on behalf of the school egg finances and equipment and any support services.

Voluntary schools – There are two types – voluntary aided and voluntary controlled •Voluntary aided schools will mainly be religious or faith schools although they can be attended by those of any religion. They are run by their own governing body but are normally attached in some way by a religious organisation eg Church of England or Catholic. They are funded partly by the governing body, partly by the local education authority which also provides support services. •Voluntary controlled schools are similar to Voluntary aided – the difference being that they are run and funded by the local authority. The land ad buildings are usually owned by a charity – often with religious connections.

Specialist Schools – These are normally secondary schools. They receive extra government funding to develop specialisms such as engineering, technology,...
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