Tda 3.2 - 6.1, 6.1, 6.3

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National government

The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services. Basically, this means that they are responsible for setting the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The DfE also looks into new ways to develop the quality of service available to children under the five outcomes of Every Child Matters

* Enjoy and achieve.
* Stay safe.
* Be healthy.
* Achieve economic well-being.
* Make a positive contribution.

The DfE has other responsibilities such as:

* Funding research into Education based projects concerning children and young people * Developing workforce reform such as the 2020 children’s workforce strategy. * Promoting integrated working for those who work with children and young people. * Develop the role of non-government organisations, such as voluntary, community organisations and charities that work with children and young people.

All schools in England are run by the DfE, however, not all of them fall under the jurisdiction of Local government, the Local Education Authority.

National government also provides funding for schools, this can be basic school funding through to specific subject funding, for example sports funding. The government has key performance indictors to meet regarding education and should they fall short within one or more of these they will come up with a strategy to tackle this.

Local government

Responsibility is to provide services to all the schools in the community. The local Education authority is responsible for providing:

* Promoting community cohesion.
* School management issues.
* Behaviour management.
* The development of school policies.
* Staff training and development.
* Special educational needs.

Local authorities need to provide documents which sets out their own vision and aims. They will have policies which communicate their own leadership for schools in the community....
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