From Summer 2013 the participation age for school leavers is being raised to age 17 the from Summer 2014 the participation age will raise again to age 18.
Stay at School
Young people and adults can stay in full time education at either 6th Form or College. Depending on their grades they will be able to sit GCSE’s, A levels or courses then if desired can move on to University.
Start a Training Course
They may wish to further their education with a training course, this may last a year or more. There is a range of programmes at all levels.
They may wish to start an apprenticeship where they can earn money and learn at the same time.
Start a Job
A job can only be taken if the employer offers training towards an accredited qualification as part of an apprenticeship or accredited learning alongside working or the opportunity to enrol on an accredited programme for the equivalent of one day per week.
Armed Forces Career
The armed forces offer careers from age 16 where no academic qualifications are needed.
NEET’s (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
After their compulsory school leaving age at 17 (Summer 2013) or 18 (Summer 2014) young people and adults may not get a job or enrol on any courses as mentioned above and end up as one of the million NEET’s.
Performance management policy
B) Pupil welfare
Health and safety policy
Drugs awareness policy
Behaviour management policy
Personal, social, health and economic education policy
c) Teaching and learning
Curriculum policy (a policy for each subject such as history, maths, art)
Post 16 policy
Teaching and learning policy
d) Equality, diversity and inclusion
Equal opportunities policy
Race, equality and cultural diversity policy
Special educational needs (or inclusion policy)
Gifted and talented policy
Disability and access policy
e) Parent engagement
Summarise the laws and codes of practice affecting work in school
The Data Protection Act 1998
Making sure information is only used for the purpose it was intended. It need to be kept secure by either locking it away or password protecting it.
Consider all information about pupils as confidential , do not share it with others without parental consent.
The UN Convention on Rights of the Child 1989
There are 54 articles included with 7 directly relating to Schools as follows;
Article 2 – Children have a right to protection from any form of discrimination.
Article 3 – The best interests of the child are the primary consideration.
Article 12 – Children are entitled to express their views, which should be given consideration in keeping with the child’s age and maturity.
Article 13 – Children have a right to receive and share information as long as that information is not damaging to others.
Article 14 – children have a right to freedom of religion, although they should also be free to examine their beliefs.
Article 28 – All children have an equal right to education.
Article 29 – Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest. They should also learn to live peacefully and respect the environment and other people.
Education Act 2002
The 2002 Act brought in several changes to school regulations, staffing and governance, and was further amended in 2006 to include a duty of schools to promote community cohesion.
Children Act 2004...