There are several different types of schools, some are independent and some are state. Here I will try to identify them.
Community schools are state run and can be either primary schools covering key stage 1 and 2 or secondary schools covering stage 3.
Academies although state funded have their own governing body. These schools can be either primary covering stages 1 and 2 or secondary covering stage 3.
Grammar schools are state run and are secondary schools covering key stage 3.
Special schools are state run and are secondary schools covering key stage 3
Boarding schools are independent schools which run all the way from age 5 to 18 covering key stages 1 2 and 3.
Preparatory schools are independent schools which allow students to start at seven and stay on to 18 and cover key stage 1 2 and 3.
Independent grammar schools are secondary schools and cover key stage 3
There are several characteristics of these different types of school. State:
State run grammar schools are only available to high achieving students. They are secondary schools which cater for children between the ages of 11-18 and they are government run. They cover key stage 3.
Academies, although state funded, have an independent governing body in the form of a sponsor, this is usually a business or religious group which gives the school the chance to choose their own curriculum. These schools can be either primary which would cater for ages 5 to 11or secondary schools with pupils aged 11 to 18. Primary school would cover key stage 1 and 2 and secondary school would cover key stage 3.
Community schools are government run and they follow the national curriculum. They are available to all children. They can either be, primary or secondary, so will either be 5-11 or 11-18.Community primary school would cover key stage 1 and 2 and community secondary school would cover key stage 3.
Special school will specialise in one or two subjects but will still stick to the national curriculum. They are government funded and they are secondary schools for age 11-18. Special schools cover key stage 3.
Boarding schools are independent schools which parents pay a fee for. Children stay at the school, full time, only going home at weekends or half term. They cater for ages 5-18 and can choose their own curriculum. These schools cover key stages 1 2 and 3.
Preparatory schools are independent schools which mean they can choose their own curriculum. Parents pay a yearly fee. The schools are available for children aged 7-18. These schools cover key stage 1 2 and 3.
Independent grammar schools, although they are fee paying schools, are only available to high achievers. These are secondary schools which cater for ages 11-18. Grammar schools cover key stage 3.
2.1 Roles and responsibilities of:
School governors: The governing body are made up of the head teacher. Parents and staff, local business people and other influential local people who may have a vested interest in the school, there are usually about 11 members. They are in charge of the school budget, personnel and finance and premise. They also help make policies and decisions on the curriculum.
Head teacher: A head teacher is the most senior teacher in the school and works closely with the governing body to run the school. Although they rarely teach in the classroom they are in charge of choosing how the school teaches the curriculum. They are also responsible for staff management by evaluating staff regularly. They also monitor pupil’s progress and are ultimately responsible for the school pupils and teachers Senior management team: This is made up of the deputy head and senior members of staff, including heads of years, since and the senior teachers, who work alongside the head. They meet up on a regular basis to discuss how the school is doing and what needs to be done to improve it.
SENCO: SENCO stands for special education needs...
Bibliography: Teaching assistants handbook level 2
Supporting teaching and learning in schools
Churchill gardens school literature
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