Schools as Organisations 3.2 Essay

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TDA 3.2

SCHOOLS AS ORGANISATIONS

SUMMARISE ENTITLEMENT AND PROVISION FOR EARLY YEARS EDUCATION
All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early year’s education for 38 weeks of the year. Parents have the right to request a flexible working pattern if they have a child aged under six or a disabled child under 18. This free education may take place in Ofsted registered premises, this may be named as an Early Years Unit these are often attached to a school, alternatively it could be a nursery, playschool or a registered childminders.

EXPLAIN THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCHOOLS IN RELATION TO EDUCATIONAL STAGE(S) AND SCHOOL GOVERNANCE
There are 4 main types of mainstream schools which will be
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Independent schools
Independent schools are set apart from the LEA since they are funded by fees paid by parents and income made from investments, gifts and charitable endowments. Just over half of independent schools therefore have charitable status, which means they can claim tax exemption. They do not have to follow the National Curriculum and the Head Teacher and governors decide on the admissions policy. There are approximately 2,300 independent schools in England, which are obliged to register with the Department for Education so that they can be monitored on a regular basis, this may not be Ofsted but the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

Free Schools
A Free School is an independent, state-funded school set up by members of the community who are determined to make a positive difference to the education sector.

In addition to passing a rigorous application and review process before they are established, Free Schools are regulated and inspected by Ofsted with their exam results published in league tables.

EXPLAIN THE POST 16 OPTIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS
Under new legislation the post 16 options have changed as young people now stay within an educational setting until they are 17 or 18 years of age, this includes schools/colleges and universities the exception to this being if they have an apprenticeship within a company as they are still undertaking a qualification and learning. If, due to new

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