It also can make it easier than in the past for a student who switches schools, because now schools broadly have to follow a similar curriculum. The national curriculum was introduced to enable assessment, which also helped to compile league tables. League tables (1988 education act) are another change that has helped the education system. League tables are used to compare the academic achievements of different institutions and parents can use them to decide which school they want their child(ren) to go to. Using league tables is a good thing as if you want your child to go to a good school, you can chose the one most suitable with good education and exam results.
Students should always feel that they belong to the school for the right reason: getting an education in a safe and friendly environment. A survey carried out by the Department for Education & Skills revealed that 83% of parents are in favor of school uniforms, claiming that they contribute to better school standards and good behavior(Shaw, Michael). The use of school uniforms would tremendously cut down on bullying, lost class time, and intruders. Hundreds of kids come home from school each day with hurt feelings. Their feelings being hurt by fellow students, also know as bullies.
Local Government. The LEA's duty is to ensure a high standard of education for all children, including those with SEN. One main role they have is implement the policies set by the National Government and follow the curriculum they also set. They are responsible for things such as; catchment areas, funding for trips, free school meals, hiring the staff/maintenance staff/cleaners/caterers etc. When parents and/ or carers apply for a school for their child to attend, they may not always get in if they do not fit the criteria (catchment area). Therefore, the LEA has to deal with the appeals process.
Students awarded Qualified Teacher Status need to “Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment” (DfES, 2012). According to a review by EPP (2004), Initial Teacher Education (ITE) is a crucial focus for action in the area of behaviour management as it provides a unique opportunity to establish the foundations for effective practice. Under jurisdiction, the United Kingdom Government has the responsibility to provide free, compulsory education for all primary aged children allowing children to reach the best of their abilities achieving their fullest potential (United Nations, 1989). I believe it is therefore the responsibility of all teachers to keep updated with current research to provide each and every child they teach, the best possible positive and safe engaging learning environments that they can. I believe that as a teacher you are not only a provider of knowledge but also a role model for a child.
Culturally Competent Consultation in Schools focuses on consultation between school personnel and parents. It explains how imperative it is for school psychologists and other personnel to become actively engaged in in culturally competent practices. It continues to explain that all school personnel should continue to examine and increase their cultural competence so that their efforts meet the needs of every student. The article also has links to personal assessments so educators can heighten their awareness and sensitivity to the importance of cultural
A Better Education for children in care 2003 The government’s long term policy objective is to ensure that every child in care is able to fulfil his or her potential. In order to do this children need: *Greater stability *Help with schoolwork *More help from home to support schoolwork *Improved health and wellbeing.-with teachers, social care staff, health workers and carers all working together in the interests of the child. Leaving Care Act 2000 The Children Leaving Care Act 2000 introduced new requirements on local authorities to plan for looked after children so that they have the support they need as they make the transition from care to adulthood. The main purpose of the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 is to improve the life chances of young people living in and leaving local authority care. Its main aims are: to delay young people’s discharge from care until they are prepared and ready to leave, to improve the assessment, preparation and planning for leaving care, to provide better personal support for young people
They help all staff who are involved to be aware of their social, emotional and educational needs. They need to help the school to develop a PEP(Personal Education Plan). Schools should have policies and procedures in place that are in line with national policies to help Looked After Children, such as providing a strong pastoral support system, encouraging after school activities, minimising exclusion and providing a safe and secure learning environment. The SEN code of practice: 0 to 25 years is part of the Schools: statutory guidance. It refers to students who “has a significantly greater difficulty in learning....has a disability which prevents or hinders...making use of facilities...” (Department of Education website) It is the responsibility of the school to provide academic and social support and to make all school amenities available to SEN students.
Teachers have clear objectives to which they can tailor their lessons, and administrators have clearer means of monitoring progress in schools (Wright, 2012). During an interview with a parent of two school age children attending different schools had this to say concerning the act… NCLB is a positive approach to education because scientific studies show that children who have been held back often display a lack of confidence, social skills and often have issues with problem solving (Johnson, 2012), By getting immediate help when and where needed we can through this process avert that outcome and cause our children to be more confident and productive succeeding and achieving equally amongst their peers (Johnson,
Effective teachers and leaders are being placed in these schools to help student learn the necessary skills needed and achieve to their highest potential. The new teacher and principal evaluations are assisting with this goal. These evaluations are singling out the highest achieving teachers through the evaluation process as well as tracking the students’ performance and achievement. This evaluation system is encouraging “deeper analysis and use of data to focus on student needs” (Real Progress in Maryland, 2014). According to Astuto, Clark, McGree, Pelton Fernandez, and Read (1994), effective educators demonstrate a level of expertise that surpasses that of a teacher that has just basic skills.
Inclusion and the Common Core Introduction to Inclusion To fully participate in an inclusive education program in your school means to allow all students to attend general education classes that are accepting and supportive learning environments for all students regardless of any disabilities or exceptionalities. When a student is welcomed into a neighborhood school it means to be a part of the school community and may now contribute in as many aspects of regular school life as desired. There are many benefits of inclusion into an age appropriate class and many schools are now incorporating the inclusive program into their school program and community. It is important to support the public education system and to fully incorporate