Kerry Collier 2.6.1 Summarise the roles and responsibilities of national and local government for education policy and practice Local Government It is the role of the Local Government (Local Education Authority) to provide the schools within its region advice and support. They are responsible for providing accessible local services for: Special Education Needs The curriculum, which will include early years education Staff training and development Promoting a good community cohesion Behaviour management The Development of all school policies It is their responsibility to provide the schools with documentation which outlines their vision and any plans that they have for development. This may be through the their local Children and Young People's Partnership (CYPP) plan, which sets out ways in which children's services are integrated. Local authorities will have their own set of policies which will relate to wider issues, just like each school will have its own set of individual policies (within the local authority guidelines). Local authorities will generally employ specialist advisers, who will deal with different curriculum areas, or to advise in specific educational needs.
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.
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)
Every Child Matters framework has had a wide ranging impact of provisions for children and young people nationally. As part of this and community cohesion, schools have been developing roles such as after school clubs and extended schools programmes, all of which are inspected by Ofsted. The school will also need to develop their own policies in line with the national requirements for such areas as child protection and safeguarding children. C) Explain the roles of other organisations working with children and young people and how these may impact on the work of school There are a large number of organisations that work with children and young people, so it makes sense that they should liaise with each other, sharing their knowledge and experience. They should develop links with each other for pupil support and community cohesion.
Gives guidance and support to school staff and ensure high quality service and the best practice possible. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005 Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 Race Relations (amendment) Act 2000 Children’s Act 1989 Children’s Act 2004 Government strategy for SEN 2004 Code of practice to promote race equality 2002 Every Child Matters 2005 School Policies, safe guarding G&T, SEN diversity, bullying. 1.2 Describe the importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to participate and equality access. All children have the right to a varied and balanced education. This also must be supported by a high quality of teaching and learning experiences.
The roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding then welfare of children and young people are:- Children’s Charities: NSPCC, Barnados, Childe Line which are there to support children and allow the child to talk with confidence knowing help and support is at hand. They also can help and support family, parents and any one working/caring for children and young people. Social Care: This involves social workers who are assigned to children, young people and families cases as and when needed to identify any kind of abuse. They can be contacted by the Hospital (A&E), School, Police and even parents themselves. NHS: The NHS can be involved through going into schools on the vaccination programmes, hearing and eye test’s also height and weight checks as part of the feel great programme.
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.
The Education Act 1833-2011 The Education Act is in place to make provisions with regards to education, childcare, schools, the school work-force and further institutions within the school workforce. This is in place to ensure all children have equal accessibility to an education, and are taught at the right pace, place and times. The Equality Act 2006-2010 The Equality Act is an act that requires ministers of parliament. The ministers of parliament are there to make the strategic decisions regarding discirimination/harrassment in the workplace/education sector. The Human Rights Act 1998 The Human Rights Act is in place to protect the public and outline their entitlements with regards to working; rates of pay, hours of work, holidays, sick pay, greivance absences, breaks.
• Operating a safeguarding children allegations and complaints procedure and provide training for all NCMA employees so that they are aware of their specific responsibilities as either a “non-designated” or “designated” staff member. • Providing access (and, where applicable, training) to information, advice and guidance on our safeguarding children allegations and complaints procedure for casual workers, sub-contractors, key volunteers and trustees to understand their responsibilities. • Supporting good practice in home-based childcare in relation to safeguarding children by campaigning at a local level for access to safeguarding children training, including access to ongoing training on the Local Safeguarding Children Board’s (LSCB) procedures. • In England and Wales maintaining relationships with Ofsted and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) in relation to responding to concerns. • Having complaints procedures.
The Plowden Report looked into what kind of training and qualification a teacher should undergo as well as how continuous training should be encouraged in every school. Inset days to have in-house training for all teaching staff should be considered (Plowden, 1967). The Rumbold Report emphasises the importance of schools training early years teachers to have a specialised person in charge (Rumbold, 1990). The EYFS takes great care in the need of professional development and teacher training. CPD training is being offered to any school and practitioner within the Early Years.