Tda 2.5 Schools as Organisations

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1.1
IDENTIFY THE MAIN TYPES OF STATE AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
1.2
DESCRIBE THE CHARECTERISTICS OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCHOOLS STATE SCHOOLS.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Community schools are run by the local authority and the local authority employs the schools staff. The local authority owns the land and the buildings that are part of the school the local authority also decide on the admissions policy i.e. catchment area etc. all community schools follow the national curriculum. Community schools have set term times and school days. FOUNDATION SCHOOLS

These schools are run by their own governing body and they, employ their own staff and decide on their own admissions policy i.e. all girls. The land and the buildings that are part of the school are owned by either the governing body or by a charitable foundation. Foundation schools follow the national curriculum

TRUST SCHOOLS
A trust school is similar to a foundation school except with an outside partner i.e. a business or educational charity that want to raise standards or find new ways of working/teaching. VOLUNTARY AIDED SCHOOLS

These are mainly faith or religious schools, the governing body maintains the building and the land belonging to the school. The governing body employs the school staff and sets the admissions criteria. The land and buildings are usually owned by a charitable foundation quite often a religious organisation. Voluntary aided schools follow the national curriculum.

VOLUNTARY CONTROLLED SCHOOLS
These are similar to voluntary aided schools, except they are run by the local authority, the local authority. The local authority employs the school staff and sets the admission policy. The land and buildings are usually owned by a charity normally a religious organisation who also appoints some members of the governing body. ACADEMIES

Academies are independently managed; they are set up by sponsors from businesses, faith or voluntary groups. They work in partnership with the DFE and the local authority. Academies have more freedom over the way they deliver the curriculum to their pupils as they are not controlled by the local authority. Academies are able to change the length of school terms and the times of the school day too. The sponsors fund the land and buildings belonging to the school The local government;

Academies receive their funding from the education funding agency instead of through local authorities. INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
There are about 2,300 independent schools in England.
These schools are regularly monitored by either Ofsted or another inspectorate, to ensure they maintain the standards that they set out in their registration document. Independent schools set their own curriculum and admissions policy. They are funded by fees paid by the parents of the pupils that attend the schools, also through investment. At least half of the independent schools have charitable status. Independent schools must be registered with the DFE.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Schoolslearninganddevelopment/ChoosingASchool/DG_4016312 The above web pages helped me to complete 1.1 and 1.2 Accessed on 11/6/12

2.1
DESCRIBE THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF;
* SCHOOL GOVERNERS.
School governors set out the strategic direction of the school; they decide how the school should be run, its objectives, targets and policies. School governors review progression against the school budget. They also decide the plans and targets to aim for ensuring that the budget is being used to help the pupils to progress. School governors decide the schools budget.

School governors help the head decide which strategies need to be put in place, which strategies work and which do not work and if things need to be changed and how. School governors choose the head teacher for the school.

* SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM.
Head teacher
The head teacher decides on the teaching staff, admin staff, lunchtime staff and also cleaning staff. The head is responsible for...
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