Types Of Mainstream School Schools

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There are four types of mainstream school that have to adhere to the national curriculum are funded by the LEA (Local Education Authority). These are: Community schools. Are run by the local authority, which employs the staff and owns the building and/ or the land and also decide on the admission criteria. They promote strong links with the local community and may use the school facilities for local groups such as adult education or childcare classes. Foundation/ Trust schools. Are run by the governing body, who decide on the school admission policy with the local education authority. The school, buildings and the land will be owned by the governing body or a charitable foundation. A trust school which is kind of like a foundation school, which will form a charitable trust with an outside business, although the school will have to provide any additional support services which the school may require. It is up to the governing body and parents on whether the school becomes a trust school or not.
Voluntary schools.
There are two types of voluntary schools, voluntary aided and voluntary controlled. Voluntary aided schools are mainly religious or faith schools, although anyone can apply for a place their no matter what their background is. As with a foundation school, the governing body employs the staff and sets the admission criteria. They are funded partly by the governing body, partly by a charity and partly by the Local Education Authority. The governing body helps…
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