Unit TDA 2.5: Schools as organisations.
1) Know the different types of schools in the education sector.
1.1. Identify the main types of state and independent schools.
1.2. Describe the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance.
Nursery Schools are funded by the state or independently depending on the type of nursery and at what age the child will attend.
All children aged between three and four years old are entitled to a free placement at a government funded nursery.
Many nurseries are now located on site a primary or community school to help the transition between foundation stages 1 and 2 easier for the children.
However the independent nurseries are funded by the fee that the parents/guardian’s will pay so their children can attend a private nursery or attend earlier then the government funded age.
Community schools are state schools and are not influenced by businesses and religious groups. They are completely controlled and owned by the local education authority. These schools will only have children who are from the local community as their admissions policy can be very strict.
They will have their own support services like a speech and language therapist, parent support advisors and learning support for students.
A voluntary school is usually a religious or faith school; this means it is run by its own governing body. These schools are usually funded by a foundation or trust (usually religious). The land and buildings will also be owned by the religious organisation, foundation or trust. They will also employ their own staff and will set their own administration policy.
The school where I have my placement is a voluntary-aided school. This is the same as a voluntary school but it is owned by the LEA, and abides by local policies and procedures.
These types of schools are state funded but a foundation or trust (usually religious)...