Tda 3.2 Schools as Organisations

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TDA 3.2: Schools as organisations 1. Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. Every child is entitled to the Early Years Education Funding from the start of the first term after their 3rd birthday e.g. children who turn 3 between January and March receive their free place at the start of the summer term. They are entitled to 10 hrs per week throughout the school year which needs to be evenly distributed. The government funds this for all children between the ages of 3 and 4 before joining school at the age of 5. If any extra hrs are needed the parent/carer must pay for this. Even though this education is readily available for all children it is not compulsory to send your child until they reach the age of 5. Compulsory school age begins at the start of the term following their 5th birthday and most authorities offer places in reception classes after their 4th birthday. Children can leave school on the last Friday in June of the school year they turn 16. The local authority has a duty to offer all children a place who are of compulsory school age. The parents also have the duty to make sure their child/children receive an education during the compulsory school years. The early years is defined as the period from 3-7 years of age, foundation phase or key stage 1, and is a critical part of childhood. Children absorb information very quickly and easily. It is a time in which children can grow, develop, learn and play in a safe environment. Foundation Phase is the statutory curriculum for all children in wales which covers 7 areas of learning. These are: • Personal and social well-being • Physical development • Creative development • Language, literacy and communication skills • Welsh language development • Mathematical development • Knowledge and
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