Schools In Schools Essay

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The role of schools is to implement or support the implementation of the national policies that relate to children, young people and families. Each Local Education Authority would take the national policies and apply them appropriately to their constituency. Take Every Child Matters for example, all schools should include the five main aims in their policies and philosophy – be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution to society and achieve economic well being. They would address this with activities such as, encouraging healthy eating, anti-bullying awareness, breakfast and after-school clubs and relevant PSHE lessons. Schools work with health and social workers, educational and clinical psychologists and create…show more content…
They help all staff who are involved to be aware of their social, emotional and educational needs. They need to help the school to develop a PEP(Personal Education Plan). Schools should have policies and procedures in place that are in line with national policies to help Looked After Children, such as providing a strong pastoral support system, encouraging after school activities, minimising exclusion and providing a safe and secure learning environment. The SEN code of practice: 0 to 25 years is part of the Schools: statutory guidance. It refers to students who “has a significantly greater difficulty in learning....has a disability which prevents or hinders...making use of facilities...” (Department of Education website) It is the responsibility of the school to provide academic and social support and to make all school amenities available to SEN students. It must provide suitable staff and funding to meet the needs of each SEN student. The national policies on Health and Safety need to be followed. Amongst other things schools need to assess and manage risk, train staff, write school policies for trips at home and abroad including adventure
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