Regulatory Bodies of the Education Sector

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Explain the roles of regulatory bodies relevant to the education sector which exists to monitor the legislative framework.

In this essay I plan to define what a regulatory body is, giving examples of the most prominent ones. I will then highlight the regulatory bodies which are relevant to the education sector which exist to monitor the legislative framework, with discussion of the role of each and how they affect the school.

“A regulatory agency (also regulatory authority, regulatory body or regulator) is a public authority or government agency responsible for exercising autonomous authority over some area of human activity in a regulatory or supervisory capacity. An independent regulatory agency is a regulatory agency that is independent from other branches or arms of the government.” (Wikipedia)
Regulatory bodies are set up because there are laws and they ensure legislation is implemented. Some of the most prominent regulatory bodies would be OFSTED, Office for Fair Trading, Food Standards Agency, Advertising Standards, Financial Conduct Authority, Civil Aviation Authority, and General Medical Council.
Regulatory bodies relevant to the education section include; Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education)/ETI (Education and Training Inspectorate in Northern Ireland), Food Standards Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Department of Education Northern Ireland/Dept for Education, NICIE (Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education) and
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