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Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

Assignment – Unit 302 Schools as organisations
(also includes unit 306 1.1, unit 333 1.1)

Summarise entitlement and provision for early years’ education (Refer to Childcare Act 2006 and Every Child matters) (1.1)

As part of the Childcare Act 2006 and every child matters, all 3 and 4 year old children in England are able to receive free, part time early years education, up to 15 hours per week, for a school year of 38 weeks per year. Early year’s education follows the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance which was simplified in September 2012 and the Government funds local authorities. Early year’s education can be found in preschool groups, playgroups, nurseries – both private and school based, childminders and Sure Start Centres. Pupils age between 4-5 years attend reception classes in primary schools. Childminders, sure start centres can take children from 6 weeks, preschool/playgroups can take children from 2 years.

Explain the post 16 options for young people and adults (1.3)

There are lots of options open to the post 16 child. They can choose to stay in further education, either at 6 Form College in a school, a specialist college or a further education college. The post 16 child can also enrol on an apprenticeship, where they get hands on experience in the working world, earning as they go, whilst also learning the tricks of the trade. They could attend a Foundation Learning Programme, where they develop motivation and confidence. They build on their skills, which can be transferred to the workplace; it is tailored to individual needs, so no fixed time. They can try different work and learning situations. They could also travel and work abroad, gaining experience.

From September 2013, children will have a legal obligation to stay in further education until the age of 17 and from September 2014, they will have to stay until 18 years old as found in the Education and Skills Act 2008.

Complete the following table (1.2) |Type of school: |Characteristics including school governance | | |The Local Authority owns the land and buildings, but the governing body are responsible for running the school. It is funded by the | |Maintained: |Local Authority, who are responsible for employing staff and they decide which ‘admission criteria’ to use. | |Community schools |They develop strong links with the community, by providing such things as Adult Education classes with crèche facilities and | | |allowing use of their facilities such as swimming pools, hall hire. | | |Are funded by the Local Authority, but the land and buildings are owned by a governing body or charitable foundation, who are | |Maintained: |responsible for the running of the school. | |Foundation and trust |A trust school is similar to a foundation school, but forms a charitable trust with an outside agency, such as an educational | |schools |charity which aims to raise the standards of the school and explore new ways of working. They are formed under the decision of the | | |governing Body, with parents having a say in the matter. | | |There are 2 types of voluntary schools, voluntary aided and voluntary controlled. Voluntary aided...
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