The Early Years Foundation stage was revised in England in September 2012, this was to set out one standard framework for learning, development and care for all children from birth until the children reach the age of end of Reception year. In each country Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the framework for learning, developing and care is distinct from England. In English schools the Early Years Foundation Curriculum runs from the ages of 3 to 5 years and therefore the framework is used in Reception and Nurseries. Learning with young children in the Early Years focuses on engaging children in activities that involve particular ideas in the classroom. For example, children the lesson may involve numbers or writing language activities.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FOR EDUCATION POLICY AND PRACTICE The local government gives advice and support to local schools. They also oversee any staff training and development. The local government work alongside the schools SENCO to help with any changes to special educational needs. School management issues and the development of school policies are also supported by the local government. These issues are normally dealt with on governor meetings, held at the school.
The public school system is usually the first choice that parents think of when it comes to educating their children. The standards and curriculum are established and monitored by the state of residence. Each state measures its statistics based on things like attendance and Standardized testing results. Graduation rates are also included in these findings. When schools do not meet the State Mandated requirements students are then allowed to enroll in a public school in another district.
| 1. Community Schools | The local authority owns the land and buildings | The governing body is responsible for running the school | The local authority funds the school and employs the staff | The school must follow the national curriculum | The admissions policy for community schools is determined and administered by the local authority.Community schools look to develop strong links with the local community. They can do this in a number of ways, including providing use of their facilities, or providing services like childcare and adult learning classes. | 2. Foundation and Trust Schools | The governing body of the school or a charitable foundation owns the buildings and the land | The governing body is responsible for running the school | The local authority is responsible for funding the school and the governing body employs the staff | The school must follow the national curriculum | A Trust school is slightly different in that it forms a charitable Trust with an outside partner, such as a business.
Roles and Responsibilities 3 INTRODUCTION 3.1 Although parents have the primary responsibility for safeguarding their children, statutory and voluntary agencies, relatives, friends and neighbours also have responsibilities. Everyone can help to safeguard children if they are alert to children’s needs, and willing and able to act if they have concerns about their welfare. This chapter describes the roles and responsibilities of agencies, professionals, and the community, in child protection. Awareness and appreciation of each other’s roles is essential for effective co-operation. Joint working should extend across the planning, management, provision and delivery of services.
Unit 1; An introduction to working with children Section 1: E1; Describe three different types of settings which provide care and education for children in your area. A statutory service in my area is my local primary school; the government funds this type of service, by law they have to provide for children and their families. They follow the national curriculum which entails key stage 1 for years 1 – 2 and key stage 2 for years 3 – 6, the primary school caters for children from the ages of 4 – 11. ‘The role of the government is either directly to provide statutory services or to supervise them through government departments’ (Tassoni.P.2007; 331) A voluntary service in my area is my local youth club, this type of service is voluntary and funded by charities it means people don’t pay for the service but drop along. A private service in my local area is a private nursery, this means that government does not pay for anything towards it and funds are raised through the people attending.
Parents are welcome to participate in educational activities in the program and in Policy Council meetings. The children at the Head Start receive free medical and dental care and other screenings. Screenings are done at the beginning of the school year and due in 45 days. The types of screenings at the Head Start have are Speech, Hearing, Vision, and Developmental. The program serves healthy balanced foods/special diets (breakfast, lunch and a snack) and play indoors and outdoors in a healthy setting.
It opens at 9.00 am and closes at 3.15 pm. “Statutory services are usually free of charge.” The government provides schools for children by paying to the local authority. (This reference is from the Cache level 3 Child Care and Education book on page 4, 4th edition, by Penny Tassoni). Parents are expected to leave their child at the morning and come back later to collect. Parents can be involved as volunteers.
The presentations were included as part of the health curriculum which is presented to children each year in the first nine weeks. In addition to observing the educational program, I was also responsible for delivering content on nutrition to 5th grade students. Although the instructional materials had already been created—including a PowerPoint, role play and individual exercise—the experience was important for learning how to engage with children in the classroom. School nurses work directly with one of society’s most vulnerable groups, requiring them to have hands-on knowledge of the needs of this group as well as the practices which work best for engaging them in health promotion behaviors. The Role of the Nurse A review of what has been noted regarding the purpose of the nurse in the school setting indicates that professionals working in this area are responsible for addressing the health and educational needs of children (Lee, 2011).
It also has holiday break. There are two main teachers and two teacher assistants. I’m one of a teacher assistant, helping the teacher around with children, making sure they do exactly what the teachers said. The children are really small. They are just about 5 to 7 years old.