Schools as Organisations 3.2 Essay

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TDA 3.2

SCHOOLS AS ORGANISATIONS

SUMMARISE ENTITLEMENT AND PROVISION FOR EARLY YEARS EDUCATION
All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early year’s education for 38 weeks of the year. Parents have the right to request a flexible working pattern if they have a child aged under six or a disabled child under 18. This free education may take place in Ofsted registered premises, this may be named as an Early Years Unit these are often attached to a school, alternatively it could be a nursery, playschool or a registered childminders.

EXPLAIN THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCHOOLS IN RELATION TO EDUCATIONAL STAGE(S) AND SCHOOL GOVERNANCE
There are 4 main types of mainstream schools which will be
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They are funded partly through the LEA, partly through charity and partly by the governing body. The LEA also provides support services.

• Voluntary-controlled schools; these are similar types of schools to voluntary-aided schools although they are run and funded by the local authority, which also employs the staff and provides support services. The buildings and land are usually owned by a charity, which is usually a religious organisation.






Specialist schools
These are usually secondary schools which can apply for specialist status to develop one or two subject specialisms. They will receive additional government funding for doing this. Around 92% of secondary schools in England have specialist status. Listed are some specialist schools that you may come across:

Arts colleges
Business and enterprise colleges
Engineering colleges
Humanities colleges
Language colleges
Maths and computing colleges
Music colleges
Science colleges
Sports colleges
Technology colleges

Special schools can also apply for specialist school status to be given for a special educational needs (SEN) specialism under one of the 4 areas of the SEN code of practice.

There are also other types of schools that are not funded directly by the LEA. These are:

Academies
These are set up by sponsors from business and are independently…