Unit 6, Schools as Organisations Criteria 6.1 The Department for Education (DfE) ‘has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievements` (1) and ‘to be responsible for education and children’s services`. (2) The National Government are responsible for devising policies and ensuring they are implemented. The UK government is split into two departments which deal with education in England. The first is the Department for Education their responsibility is to work with children up to the age of 19 with any issue they may have from child protection to education. They aim to improve the opportunities and experiences available to children and their practitioners by focusing on the Offering more support for the poorest and most vulnerable children to ensure they all receive the same level of education and opportunities as their peers regardless of background with greater quality provisions in place to meet these requirements.
Children have rights , thoughts and opinions and they are valued. Procedures for schools to follow to ensure inclusion and this links into Special Education Needs and the disability act. Codes of practice gives guidance on how to ensure people of different races and treated equally. Protects children against discrimination focus on inclusion and protects children against discrimination. Gives guidance and support to school staff and ensure high quality service and the best practice possible.
Every Child Matters framework has had a wide ranging impact of provisions for children and young people nationally. As part of this and community cohesion, schools have been developing roles such as after school clubs and extended schools programmes, all of which are inspected by Ofsted. The school will also need to develop their own policies in line with the national requirements for such areas as child protection and safeguarding children. C) Explain the roles of other organisations working with children and young people and how these may impact on the work of school There are a large number of organisations that work with children and young people, so it makes sense that they should liaise with each other, sharing their knowledge and experience. They should develop links with each other for pupil support and community cohesion.
For 3.3, you need to write a minimum of 2 paragraphs explaining your own role and responsibility and those of 3 others in a team: 1) SENCO (Special educational needs co-ordinator) The SEN Coordinator (SENCO), in collaboration with the head teacher and governing body, plays a key role in determining the strategic development of the SEN policy and provision in the school in order to raise the achievement of children with SEN The SENCO will co-ordinate additional support for pupils with SEN and liaise with their parents, teachers and other professionals who are involved with them. The SENCO has responsibility for requesting the involvement of an Educational Psychologist and other external services particularly for children receiving support at School Action and School Action Plus. This also includes general SEN assessments, administration and parental support. The SENCO should have the support of the head teacher and other teachers to try and develop effective ways of overcoming barriers to a child's learning and ensuring that they receive effective teaching through assessing the child’s needs and setting targets for improvement. SENCOs must also collaborate with curriculum co-ordinators at the school to make sure that the learning requirements of all children with SEN are given equal emphasis and priority.
* This act strengthens the rights of children with special educational needs to be educated in mainstream schools. It also provides parents of children with special needs with advice and information. SEN code of practice 2001 (revised 2002) - what does this do? * SEN code of practice 2001 provides guidelines for schools and LEAs about the practical help they can give to children with special educational needs. Statutory Assessment of Special Educational Needs- this means?
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 3 QCF Unit 2: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People. Assessment Criteria 2.1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. The main piece of legislation that covers the guidelines, policies, and procedures in relation to safeguarding of children and young people in England is The Children Act 2004. Its predecessor was The Children Act 1989 which established the principles of safeguarding children with regards to parents and those that work with children. The 2004 Act, laid down a number of legal requirements such as closer working relationships between the agencies e.g.
They help to set high standards for the school, plan the schools future and set targets for school improvements. School governors also make the school more accountable to the public and help the school be responsive to the community and needs of parents. The senior management team is made up of a head teacher and deputy head teacher. In larger schools this includes the senior teachers, school business manager and the special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO). Their role is to lead any changes, set the strategic direction and make sure the school is doing the best for the children and staff.
This approach is also a very important part of the government framework of Every Child Matters which states that we should be working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for children in our care. The Early years foundation stage, states that different professionals working together will help to improve outcomes for children both in their learning and development. So by sharing records or observations of a child by a professional such as a speech or language therapist may contribute to further assessment. Inclusion is an important
EYMP 2: Promote learning and development in the early years. Unit reference L/600/9782 Level 3 Credit value 5 GLH 40 Unit aim: To prepare the learner to work with children in supporting their learning and development within the relevant early years frameworks within the UK Home Nations. The unit assesses competence in planning to meet children’s needs and providing and supporting learning and development activities. 2. What are the documented outcomes for children that form part of the relevant early years framework and how are they assessed and recorded?
Supervision for Instructional Improvement Ebony A. Wilson Grand Canyon University Supervision and Instructional Leadership EDA 551 April 20, 2011 Supervision for Instructional Improvement Professional development is an essential tool in a movement towards greater success for all students and meeting the needs for school change in a society that is desperately in need of one. As stated by DeSimone (2011), "Teacher professional development is one of the keys to improving the quality of U.S. schools. Many education reforms rely on teacher learning— and the improved instruction that ideally follows — to increase student learning, so understanding what makes professional development effective is critical to understanding