Tda 2.5: Schools as Organisations Essay

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1.1. Identify the main types of state and independent schools.

• Primary schools
• Secondary schools
• Academies
• Nurseries
• Colleges
• Grammar schools
• Free schools
• Faith schools
• Foundation schools
• Private schools
• Private nurseries
• Special needs schools

1.2 Describe the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance.
Primary schools - Funded by the Government and cover key stages 1 & 2.
Secondary schools - Funded by the Government and cover key stages 3 & 4. Academies - State maintained but independently run and cover
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Teaching Assistants support classroom management and assist with general administration. They help manage pupil behaviour and support pupils’ health, safety and emotional/social development. Teaching assistants establish relationships with learners and help pupils to access the curriculum. They support the development and effectiveness of work teams, work with other professionals and liaise effectively with parents.
2.2 Describe the roles of externals professionals who may work with a school e.g. educational psychologist.

Educational psychologist Educational psychologists apply knowledge and understanding to help parents, teachers and other adults working with young children. Each school has a link educational psychologist who visits regularly.
Educational psychologists work with children who have a range of difficulties. Their roles consist of them;-
• Meeting people who know the child best (parents/carers and practitioners)
• Assessing the child at home and in the setting/school
• Reviewing the child's progress over time
• Liaising with other agencies after consultation with parents/carers
• Considering what specialist help would be beneficial to the child and discuss options with parents/carers
• Helping to plan arrangements for the child going to