It is usual for playgroups to be run by parents or a committee. Nursery classes Nursery classes are provides by state run or private schools. They is often more structure to the sessions provided by this type of early years setting and are sometimes attached to a primary school. Children may attend the nursery classes from 3 years old. Three and four year
Their many responsibilities include: * Setting aims and objectives for the school * Setting targets and managing policies * Finance management * Monitor and evaluate the school’s progress and adopt new ways to improve its performance * Work closely with the local community * Work closely with the Head and senior management team * Appoint staff, including Head and Deputy Head Teachers * Attend meetings to discuss personnel issues, community cohesion, the school site etc. * Produce reports for both parents and the school | Senior management team | The team is made up from more experienced staff and will include the Deputy Head, SENCO and heads of subject areas such as literacy, numeracy, ICT etc. They work closely with the Head Teacher and meet at least once a week to discuss issues raised concerning the running of the school. They also discuss the School Improvement plan, a document which sets out priorities for the school over a 4 – 5 year period. The information gathered from these meetings is then collated and distributed to teachers and support staff usually through the staff intranet, emails and the school website.
SUPPORTING TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS NCFE LEVEL 3 Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. All children in England in spite of their background aged 3 and 4 are entitled to 15 hours a week of free early years educations within nurseries and nursery school for up to 38 weeks per year. Local Authorities are funded by the government to ensure that every child receives that education. These hours can be extended if the parents wish to go back to work, but the extra hours is paid by the parents.
a) Summarize the entitlement and provision for early year’s education. The government brought out a paper called Every Child Matters along with the Childcare Act 2006, this made it possible for all 3 - 4 year olds whether advantaged or disadvantaged to access the same level of education for free (limited to 15 hours per week over 38 weeks). Early years education differs throughout the UK. In England it is known as Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) it is more play based than usual schooling, it is designed to harness learning aspects through play. EYFS covers the education of 3-5 year olds in England.
To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the head teacher, the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy. Responds to all school improvement services and Ofsted reports in necessary. (https://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/becoming-a-school-governor/Pages/The-Role-of-the-School-Governor-and-Governing-Bodies.aspx) In my setting my phase leader have weekly meetings with the governors of the school and other members of staff to gain knowledge of the school and to see how the school is progressing in results and performance. Governors have to be able to work as part of a team, under the leadership of the chair governing body. Senior management team:Depending on how large the school is the size of SLT can vary.
3. Chair of governors: As chair, lead the governing body and work in partnership with the head teacher, he/she responsible for driving school improvement and ensuring that the school achieves the aims and ambitions it has for its pupils. The chair make sure the governing body meeting running effectively and report any action or decision taken on behalf. Head of year: The head of year will be working very close to the class teachers. They will be
Pg 231. Similarly McNaughton S, elaborates on the idea of continuity being a valid approach whereby “teaching and learning at school can be made more effective by enhancing the continuity between how things are done at school and how things are done in the child’s family and social setting” (chap 1,
They are often based at Sure Start Children’s Centres or linked to a primary school. • Preschools and playgroups: Such as Woodhouse Close Church. Usually run by voluntary groups providing part-time play and early learning for the under-fives. Three and four year olds can get their 15 hours of weekly free early year’s education at these providers. • Day Nurseries Such as Bishop Auckland College: Based in workplaces and run by businesses or voluntary groups providing care and learning activities for children from birth to five years old.
There are many different organisations that provide childcare options for children 0-5 years old these include: Sure Start Children's Centres-They work with parents and children from birth offering health and family support, parenting advice, training and employment advice and provide early years education for children 0-4 years. Nursery Schools-Provide early learning and childcare for children between 3-5 years old. They can often be based at sure start children's centres or linked to a primary school. Pre-Schools-Playgroups provide play and early learning for under fives and 3-4 year old s have their free 15 hours a week entitlement. Childminders-Provide care for children in their own homes and children under 4 years old are still entitled to their 15 hours a week free.
Once the Leadership Team is set up, we will meet and then briefly discuss why we each wanted to be on the committee. Secondly we will state concerns we have and lastly express how we think things could improve. Several survey’s will be written to cover all of our school’s