Unit 205 - Schools as Organisations
Task A: The candidate is required to identify six different categories of school. For each category of school, the candidate should prepare brief notes about the way in which they are managed, the ages of children with which they deal and the curriculum they are required to follow. 1. Community: Example: Primary schools
Run by local authority, age range 4-11 years, allot of mainstream schools and pupils are selected based on the area of school and where they live. Supported through the community.
2. Foundation and trust schools: Example :Faith schools
Run by there own governing body and buildings owned by governing body, age range 4-11 and 11-16 years, school will form a charitable trust with an outsider such as a business.
3. Voluntary schools: Example: Faith schools
Run by their own governing body, voluntary aided although the buildings are normally owned by religious organisations also local education authority, age range 4-11 years
4. Special schools: Example: Technology collages
These schools will receive additional funding via local government for specialising in a subject, age range 11-16 years,special schools can also apply for a specialist school status for special educational needs, this can be done under one of four areas of the (SEN) code of practice.
5. Independent schools: Example: Boarding school
funded by parents paying fees, investments, gifts and charitable endowments, some of these schools can claim tax exemption due to a charitable status, they do not have to follow the national curriculum and the head and governing body decide on admissions, age range 4-11 and 11-16 years.
6 .Academies: Example :Grammar school
Academies are funded by the department of educational needs although they are independent of control by local government, may also have a private sponsorship, age 11-16 years, will mostly have a curriculum specialism.
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