L3 Unit 6 Schools as Organisations

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Unit 6 Schools as Organisations.Gillian Legate 1 Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. Since 1st September 2010 in England every 3 and 4 year old became entitled to receive free part time education up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year for up to two years. It is part of the Every Child Matters agenda and Childcare act 2006. Local authorities are funded by government to meet this provision. The foundation curriculum runs from 3 to 5 and is used in school nurseries and reception. Early years is not so much formal education but based on the importance of learning through play. The learning experience is by adults working alongside children on focused activities or independently self-selecting activities. The provision of early years education can be from nurseries, nursery classes attached to primary schools, pre-schools and playgroups, primary school reception classes, accredited childminders or Sure Start Children’s Centres. 1.2 Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance. The different stages of schools are: Nursery schoolsThese are stand-alone schools for 3 and 4 year olds and have their own head teacher and staff. They can be state funded or privately run. Nursery classesThese are attached to a primary school and may have a separate building and playground away from the main school but have the same head teacher and staff. Primary schoolFor children aged 4-11. Children will start on the Early years (Foundation) curriculum and move on to the Key Stage 1 followed by Key Stage 2 of the National curriculum. Secondary schoolFor students aged 11-16. Continue with stages 3 and 4 of the national curriculum. Also provide Key stage 5 post compulsory education up to age 18. The
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