Senior management team: 1. Head teacher: A head teacher is the most senior teacher and leader of a school. The head teacher is responsible of running the whole school in a daily basic. The head teacher motivates and led teaching staff, evaluate their performance and set goals and expectation. She/he responsible for complying the school policies and are kept up to date.
2.1 School Governors School Governors work as a team and come together from volunteers from the local community, parents and teachers this is so they have a adequate diversity of views and experience. The Governing body is accountable for the performance of the school, plans the schools future direction, selects the head teacher, makes decisions on the schools budget and staffing, including the performance management policy. They makes sure the curriculum is followed and taught well. Decides how the school can encourage its aims and values. School governors are at the heart of how a school operates, how they do there job effects the interests of pupils, staff and the reputation of a school in the community.
The team will usually be made up of more experienced staff who have management positions:- in a promary school this will probably be the deputy head teacher, year group leaders (if the school has more than one form entry) SENCO(Special Education Needs Co-ordinator) and Foundation Stage leader. In secondary school they may also be year group leaders and SENCOs but may also be subject area leaders. They will usually meet once a week or on a regular basis to discuss issues which have come up and make decisions concering the running of the school or around the implementation of the school improvement plan. They will then discuss how this information
School Governors Usually made up of a dozen or more people from within the local community, these can be councilors, a vicar or priest, local business people and also parents and teachers. They are volunteers and ensure that the school is delivering a good level of education. The governors are responsible for making decisions on the running of the school, looking at budgets, forecasts and authorising and agreeing on any changes or adjustments that need to be made to buildings. Governors may also be involved in funding, applying for grants and monitoring the overall standing of the school to ensure results are in line with expected achievement i.e. stats and ofstead.
It: • Is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community, • Plans the school's future direction, • Selects the head teacher, • Makes decisions on the school's budget and staffing, • Makes sure the national curriculum is taught, • Decides how the school can encourage pupil's spiritual, moral and social development , • Makes sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs, • Reviews pupil exclusions and deals with any cases of staff dismissal appeals. Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. It is important they get things right. How they do their job affects the interests of pupils, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community. Governor’s support and challenge heads by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what's best for the school.
They have duties which include to maintain the conduct of the school, with the view of promoting high standards in the area of educational achievement. e.g. Setting Targets for pupils achievement Managing the school finances Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based Appointing staff Reviewing staff performance and pay see Abbots Lane School Prospectus p10 (Become a school Governor) Appendix 12 Governors have a big input in the Health and Safety of the school (see appendix 1) p2 Abbots Lane Health and Safety Policy Senior Management Team This includes the following: The Head Teacher They have the overall responsibility for the school, its staff and pupils, and the overall education they receive. The Head Teacher plays a major part of the day to day aspects of Health & Safety (See appendix 1) p2 The Deputy Head Teacher They play a major role in managing the school, particular in the absence of the Head Teacher, they often are responsible for a curriculum area or specific area of school management. In larger schools there may be need for a Assistant Head Teacher, this role supports the Head and the Deputy with the management of the school.
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.
Section one There are several governors within the school that help to structure the way in which it works, there is a chair of the team who has the final decision, Their role is very important I have noticed in the school I volunteer in that this role is taken by a parent governor, it is her choice to volunteer for this role. It is hard work as well as it can be time consuming, as the role means she has lots of meetings to attend also decisions to make, the chair governor is assisted by the headmaster who is a senior member of the staff and is very involved in the running of the school also a governor. Some of the main roles of the governors is to monitor the standards and progress of the pupils as well as staff they will challenge and support the school leaders with development. They also ensure there is financial regularity. The people that are involved in the uses of the funding of the school are the governors, headmaster and the finance officer who will audit the finances annually.
| 1. Community Schools | The local authority owns the land and buildings | The governing body is responsible for running the school | The local authority funds the school and employs the staff | The school must follow the national curriculum | The admissions policy for community schools is determined and administered by the local authority.Community schools look to develop strong links with the local community. They can do this in a number of ways, including providing use of their facilities, or providing services like childcare and adult learning classes. | 2. Foundation and Trust Schools | The governing body of the school or a charitable foundation owns the buildings and the land | The governing body is responsible for running the school | The local authority is responsible for funding the school and the governing body employs the staff | The school must follow the national curriculum | A Trust school is slightly different in that it forms a charitable Trust with an outside partner, such as a business.
As defined by the American School Counselors Association (2010), the professional school counselor has numerous roles when addressing the population of students with disabilities. These roles are identified as advocacy, transition planning, behavior modification, counseling parents, making referrals to specialists, improving self-esteem, working as part of the school multidisciplinary team, teaching social skills, and serving as consultants to parents and school staff. There are many hats the professional school counselor must wear, however it is important to note that an efficient school counselor executing an effective comprehensive school guidance program will be implementing these responsibilities in collaboration with school administration, staff, and parents. In collaboration with other school staff, school counselors must search and serve, that is, they must be capable of identifying and promptly serving students who