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.
TDA 2.5 – 2.1 Describe roles and responsibilities of: school governors, senior management team, other statutory roles e.g. SENCO, teachers and support staff. ------------------------------------------------- There are many professionals working within a school, all have different roles and responsibilities, but they work together as a team for the best outcomes for the children. Below is a summary of the roles and responsibilities of some of them. School Governors Usually made up of a dozen or more people from within the local community, these can be councilors, a vicar or priest, local business people and also parents and teachers.
Senior Management Team The Senior Management team is made up of the head teacher and the deputy head. Depending on the size of the school the team can be bigger and more varied. In many schools you will find assistant head teachers or senior teachers with particular responsibilities, like learning one of the key stages or assessments across the school. The special needs coordinator might be a member and also the school business manager. The roles of Senior Management Team is to set the strategic direction of the school and then manage this, lead any changes and generally make sure that the school is doing the best it can for the children that attend.
Set the school’s budget. | Senior Management Team | Usually made up of the Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher and senior teachers with curriculum responsibility and Senco. Set strategic direction of the school and manage/lead it. | SENCO | Support, identify, train, advise and help overcome barriers within the school for children with SEN or disability. Liaise with other external professionals with may come into contact with the pupil i.e.
It is their responsibility to support Head teachers in producing the School Improvement Plan. This is a one year plan which links the School Self Review process and budget. The School Improvement Plan is formulated, by the Head Teacher and Governors, using information gathered from an analysis of data of school attainment together with feedback from all stakeholders including staff, governors, parents, carers and children. The purpose of the school improvement plan is to review and evaluate the impact of previous developments, identify key areas for school improvement over the coming year and to outline the action to be taken in key areas. The school budget is then matched to the priorities for the School Improvement Plan.
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. At both the School Action and the School Action Plus stages, a SENCO will work with the teacher to consider the child’s needs, and will take the lead role in getting further assessment of a child where necessary, by contacting the LEA. They normally will be responsible for making a request of the LEA for a Statutory Assessment which may result in there being a statement of SEN. Deputy Head teacher A deputy head teacher, deputy headmaster or deputy headmistress is the second most senior teacher in a school in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. A state
Outcome 3 Understand how schools uphold their aims and values 3,1 Define the meaning of a)aims Aims are what the school hope to achieve throughout the year. These are set out by the governing body who will use the national curriculum to see if children will achieve a key stage for that year or they are on course to do so at the key stage. At my placement school in assembly each monday they read out all the attendance figures and say whether they have reached the target level set out by the government of 95%. Also part of the assembly is to promote ways of which children should interact with each other which is another key aim of this school. All teachers have a high expectation of the pupil to get the higher standards.
205.2.1 Describe the roles and responsibilities of (a) school governors (b) senior management (c) SENCO (d) teachers (e) support staff School governors’ work in a team of up to 20 people, they have the responsibility of running the school and providing good quality education for pupils. Governors promote effective ways of teaching and learning. Together with the head they set the schools aims and policies. Governors are accountable to parents, local community and the local authorities or trustees in the case of an independent school. There should be at least one parent and one staff governor as well as the head if they choose to be one also there will be a local authority governor and local community governor.
3) gather information: are there any legal responsibilities, is understanding error free? 4) draft policy: can those who are expected to implement the policy comprehend the language and complexity of the policy. 5) Finalise and approval of the policy: usually the governors approve school policies. Once a new or updated policy has been approved it will need to be communicated to the staff and sometimes the parents, this can be done in staff meetings and training sessions, welcome letters or news letters for parents, school calendars and school information in home school
The Importance of Agendas and How they are Useful Agendas have been around for a extended period of time. The agenda is used mainly by students in elementary all the way to adults in college. An agenda is a good way to keep you organized. The agenda is also perfect for a forgetful person. Finally, the agenda can also be used as a good communication tool from the parent to the teacher if the student is still in grade school.