Schools as Organisations

3945 Words16 Pages
Schools as organisations Introduction This unit aims to prepare the learner for working in a school. It covers key aspects of schools as organisations. This includes the structure of the education system, the roles and responsibilities of key members of the school team and the purpose of school ethos, mission statement and aims and values. Learners will also understand the reasons for the key legislation, policies and procedures which are followed in schools and how schools operate within a wider context. Learning outcomes 1 Know the different types of schools in the education sector 2 Know how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities 3 Understand how schools uphold their aims and values 4 Know about the…show more content…
The pupils of a voluntary controlled school will follow the national curriculum. Academies schools Academies schools are set up by sponsors from business faith or voluntary groups along with the local authority and the department for children schools and families. At academies schools the children do not have to follow the national curriculum. The governing body is responsible for the employment of staff. Academies schools running costs are funded by the government. Specialist schools Specialist schools are usually secondary schools which have applied for funding in a certain subject and will become a specialist of a certain topic for example the school might become a specialist in performing arts which is hoped will enhance achievement in this area. Specialist schools will get extra funding from the government. Independent schools Independent schools are schools that are independent with its finances and governance. Independent schools do not get money from local government or local authorities and is instead funded by a combination of fees i.e tuition charges, gifts and in some cases investment. Independent schools don’t have to follow the national curriculum. Independent schools have to be registered with the government and will have inspections. Independent schools are run by a board of directors. Free schools Free schools are all ability schools which are funded by the government. Free schools aren’t run by the
Open Document