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.
Pupil welfare is paramount. The governing body is broken up into smaller committees. These committees look at school development, health and safety, child protection. Governors also insure legislations set out for schools are all adhered to and that the school is kept up to date with any new policies or legislations. Senior Management Team The Senior Management team is made up of the head teacher and the deputy head.
National government also plays a role in funding education based projects, developing reforms within the workplace and promoting integration. Local Government The local governments departments for education provide a key service to schools within the local area, the offer a role of support and advice. Some of the responsibilities are to ensure that certain services are accessible such as; • Staff training and development • Special educational needs • The curriculum, including early years • Promoting community ties • M School management issues • Behaviour management As well as the above, local authorities will need to a provide paperwork outlining any visions and plans for any government based initiatives, they can demonstrate this through many ways including their local Children and Young Peoples Partnership (CYPP) plan. These plans focus on integration and improvement within the local area. The LEA will usually also employ specialist advisors to deal with different subjects of the curriculum, if there is any changes to education policy then LEA is expected to pass this information to the schools and offer any additional training necessary through either their local education development centre or INSET (In-Service education and Training)
a) Explain the strategic purpose of School governors b) Senior management team c) SENCO d) Teachers e) Support staff f) External professionals (named e.g. educational psychologist) In all state maintain schools the governing body is responsible for making decisions that are in the best interest of the children and young people. It is the main accountable body and its main purpose is to promote high standards of educational achievement within the school. The governing body establishes the ethos, mission and aims of the school within and agreed framework. The governors appoint the head teacher, set statutory targets and monitors performance by reviewing the effectiveness of the progress and targets.
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.
Task 2: Legislation, policies and procedures Home Study Written Task Introduction This task prepares you for working in a school. It will help you to understand the reasons for key legislation, policies and procedures which are followed in schools and how schools operate within a wider context. Assessment You can either use the templates that follow to record your work, or produce your own. You will be assessed on your knowledge and understanding, through your assessor looking at your written records. All your research and written work should be stored in your Learner Pack alongside the task.
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
TDA 2.5 6.1,6.2,6.3 6.1 Identify the roles & responsibilities of national & local government for education policy & practice National Government The Department of Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England, their role consists of producing policies such as The National Curriculum & EYFS and ensuring that they are implemented in nurseries, schools & further education. The DfE works to achieve high standards of education for all children equally up to the age of 19, regardless of their background of family circumstance. The implementation of school’s performance tables where made available & provides data from schools within England around performance, characteristics & their spending. The National Government are always reviewing the quality of their service, using the 5 points from Every Child Matters for guidance & have 21 polices from creating a fairer & more equal society to improving the quality of teaching & learning. The Department of Education roles cover:- • Developing voluntary community organisations & charities who work with children • Developing workforce reform • Funding research into projects for Education • Promoting integrated working for all children & young people Local Government The Local Government provides services to local schools, their key role is to provide advice & support which covers:- • Behaviour Management • Curriculum/EYFS • Development of Schools Policies • Promoting Community Cohesion • SEN • Staff Training & Development It is the Local Authorities role to produce guidelines for policies for a uniformed approach across the local area and to provide information to schools, which demonstrates the vision & plans of developing the Government based initiatives.
3.Understand how schools up hold their aims and values. 3.1 A) Define the meaning of aims-Aims are general statements concerning the overall goals, long term vision, expectations and achievements. Aims are mainly used in an educational context for curriculum lesson and activity planning. B) Define the meaning of values- A value is something you can strive to achieve to make a school/society a better place to grow in. In short values in a school are directions the head, the teachers, school governors and the majority of the parents wish to see their children achieve and strive towards.
The procedure that is put in place for anti-bullying is: For the school of my placement takes action immediately if bullying happens, which then we help bullies realize the consequences of their actions and to teach them different and better ways of behaving in the future and we also support victims of bullying by providing them with ways on how to deal with any types of bullying if it was to happen again. Our code of conduct policy states that each year group has agreed a code of conduct with their teachers and in Reception the children have their own set of golden rules about how to behave in class. Home and school contracts are signed by parents and children. When they start at our school and a copy is sent home and a copy is retained by school. We aim to work together as a school and maintain a whole school approach to developing high standards of behavior.