Tda 2.5 Schools as Organistions

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TDA 2.5 Schools as Organisations 1.1 Identify the main types of state and independent schools The main types of state and independent schools are; * Nursery Schools * Primary Schools * Secondary Schools * Community Schools * Specialists Schools * Free Schools * Academies * Church Schools * Private Schools 1.2 Describe the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance. * Nursery Schools have their own head teacher and staff and cater for children aged 3 and 4. They usually attend for 2 to 4 hours per day on 3 or 5 days a week. The children learn from a mix of curriculum based activities and social experience. Some nursery schools are state funded although some can be privately run. * Community schools are run and funded by the Local Authority. The Local Authority owns the land and buildings and determines the entrance requirements which decides which children are eligible for a place. These schools are inspected by Ofsted which is the Government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Community schools include; * Primary Schools cater for children aged between 4 and 11 years old. The children start with the Early Years (Foundation) curriculum and progress to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum. * Secondary Schools cater for children between 11 and 16 years old. The children follow the National Curriculum Key Stages 3 and 4. * Specialist Schools are secondary schools who have been given a specialist status. This means they specialise in a particular subject such as Maths, Art, Languages or Music to name a few. Children and young people with special educational needs can also attend a specialist school as their needs cannot be met in mainstream schools. * Free Schools

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