Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities.
2.1: Explain the strategic purpose of:
a) School Governors
b) Senior Management Teams
c) Other Statutory Role- SENCO
e) Support Staff
2.1 a) School Governors.
The School Government is responsible for the conduct of the school and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. They provide a structured view of the school by having their own roles to keep an good eye on, e.g. : Health&Safety, Curriculum, Staffing etc.. They help with the school targets, budgets and school improvement plans and staffing structures. They also monitor and evaluate the progress of the school, monitor classes regarding their roles- e.g. a Governor is responsible for the Curriculum department so they monitor classes to see if staff are following the curriculum etc... Governors also sit interview panels for jobs for new staff, this occurs in my setting too. The school governors need to gain knowledge of how their school operates through training, attending meetings and by getting to know the school community by visits to the school events such as Red Nose Day, Fairtrade Fortnight etc... Governors need to work together as a team, under the leadership of the chair of the governing body. Most governing bodies require their governors to sign a Code of Practice. “Members of our Board of Governors play an active part in the life of our school”. B) Senior Management Team.
The senior management is usually made of the head teacher and the deputy head. Depending on the size of the school, the team could be made bigger and more varied. You will often find assistant head teachers or senior teachers with particular responsibilities- like sorting out the teachers timetables and duties (lunchtime duty, break duty, corridor duty in the mornings etc..) or responsible for assessments, sorting out training for staff and reviews for the pupils. The special needs co-ordinator...
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