| Senior Management team | The leadership or senior management team are often made up of the head teacher, deputy and heads of department. These professionals will often have more than one responsibility. Their role is to set the strategic direction of the school and then manage this. They will lead any changes and often ensure that the school is doing the best it can for those children who attend. The team must be aware of the current state of the school and manage this effectively, be imaginative in trying new ideas/initiatives in a manner that can get the whole school behind their ideas.
We are also required to sometimes work with individual groups of pupils on set tasks or individually with pupils who need one to one support. A teaching assistant also displays work of the pupils in a complimentary way and this is very important to give an ego boost to the pupils and to celebrate their achievements. We also have to display pupils targets, class rules and other words/numbers from various topics. Sometimes a TA is required to work with pupils who have a disability or learning difficulty on a one to one base to help them achieve the same goals as their peers keeping them in mainstream school can be extremely important and a pupil with these difficulties will often need extra support to understand their work. Quite often a TA is responsible for supervising the pupils at playtimes, on school outings, or just generally in the classroom and also offering additional support to the teaching staff in all areas.
302 Outcome 2. 2.1 Explain the strategic purpose of: School governors. The school governors are made up from people from the school, the church and the community. They are responsible for the development of the school mission statement and ethos along with the running of the school. They also promote high standards of educational attainment, set targets for pupil achievement, take general responsibility for the conduct of the school and manage the school's budget, including deciding how many staff will work there and their pay.
3. Chair of governors: As chair, lead the governing body and work in partnership with the head teacher, he/she responsible for driving school improvement and ensuring that the school achieves the aims and ambitions it has for its pupils. The chair make sure the governing body meeting running effectively and report any action or decision taken on behalf. Head of year: The head of year will be working very close to the class teachers. They will be
3.1 The difference between each of the terms mission statement, ethos, aims and values can be seen as they are aimed and set by certain groups, such as the governors, parents, pupils and other agencies. The Ethos An Ethos is an agreement with the parents and the Local Authority concerning the school's particular character and spirit. The ethos of our school is one of nurture, support and positive reinforcement. In my school we believe all children are entitled to develop to their potential- academically, socially, emotionally, physically,morally, spiritually, and aesthetically, enabling each child to grow in confidence and able to participate in the wider community. We create a calm and purposeful ethos within our school.
Level 2 206 Help improve own and team practice in schools 1) Describe the importance of effective team practice in school. Mention the function and objectives of the team in which they work. Ref 3.1, 3 Making a school successful takes more than individual effort, it takes teamwork. Individuals need to work together towards shared goals and commitments focusing on meeting the academic and social needs of all pupils in the school.Whilst it is important to know and succeed in your own role within the school it is also beneficial to have knowledge of others roles within your team and how you all can work effectively together.It is crucial for the team to have regular meetings to enable the staff to implement new ideas or plans, solve problems, discuss, prioritise and accomplish important tasks, which in all will benefit the pupil’s education and school experience. Characteristics of an effective teamLack of selfishnessA sense of common purposeShared ResponsibilityParticipationRegular and open communicationUnityRespect and trustCommitment to the aimThe purpose and objectives of the team in which you work Supporting a named childIf you work with an individual child you may also work alongside others such as SENCO or external professionals, who may come into the school such as the following, Education welfare officer Physiotherapist Occupational therapists Educational psychologist Speech and language therapist Specialist teachers Giving general support within a specific class or departmentWithin a primary school the purpose of thee assistant is to work with the class teacher and in many cases with other adults and assistants who may work together.
The senior management team is run by staff within the school. They would work closely with the head teacher/deputy head teacher and other heads of department within the school. If the school has a head of SENCO then they will also be included. The team will have regular meetings in school to discuss the running of the school and discuss matters that may need attention, along with the school improvement plan and come up with solutions to resolve them. They will decide between them how to pass this information on to the rest of the teachers and school staff.
A formativie assessment is a variety of informal and formal assessments measures that are used by teachers during the learning process in order to adapt teaching and learning activities to improve a child’s attainment in school, it is designed to give pupils feedback in order to improve in their learning and help a pupil understand what is expected of them in relation to their educational success and give ideas as to how to develop their work. In order for formative assessment to be effective, there must be a whole school approach which includes teachers in each year group assessing with subject leaders to ensure consistency within year groups in order to maintain high individual pupil progress. Informal/Formative teacher assessments are carried out by teachers throughout the course of their teaching by using assessment
SENCOs must also collaborate with curriculum co-ordinators at the school to make sure that the learning requirements of all children with SEN are given equal emphasis and priority. At both the School Action and the School Action Plus stages, a SENCO will work with the teacher to consider the child’s needs, and will take the lead role in getting further assessment of a child where necessary, by contacting the LEA. They normally will be responsible for making a request of the LEA for a Statutory Assessment which may result in there being a statement of SEN. Deputy Head teacher A deputy head teacher, deputy headmaster or deputy headmistress is the second most senior teacher in a school in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. A state
The strategic purpose of members of the school team. School governors. School governors have a responsibility of running a school, they are made up of a variety of people who are linked with the school and local community. Their main duties are: To set aims and objectives for the school. To adopt new policies for achieving the aims and objectives.