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1. Know the structure of education from early years to post- compulsory education.

a. Summarise entitlements and provision for early years education.

Under the Every Child Matters agenda and the Childcare Act 2006 all 3 to 4 year olds in England receive part-time Early Years Education for up to 15hrs per week for 38wks a year. Parents are charged for additional hours if required. This scheme is funded by the Government, which allows local authorities to provide two yrs of free education for children before they reach Primary school age.

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They receive additional government funding for specialising. About 92% of secondary schools in England have this status.

vi) Independent schools are funded by fees paid by parents, income also come from investments, charitable endorsements and gifts. They can claim tax exemption because they are classed as having charitable status. The governors and Head Teacher decide on the admissions policy and they do not have to follow the National Curriculum.

vii) Academies are independently managed schools that are sponsored by businesses. Since 2010 they now have a close link with the local education authority.

c. Explain the post-16 options for young people and adults.

16 year olds have a few options after leaving school. The Government created 'The September Guarantee', so that after compulsory education pupils will have a place in further education such as, full or part-time education in schools, sixth form, college, independent learning provider or further education (FE) college. The other options available are Apprenticeship programmes, Entry 2 Employment learning programme, employment with training to NVQ level 2 or simply go into paid employment.

2. Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities.

a. Explain the strategic purpose of: school governors, senior management team, other statutory roles e.g. SENCO, teachers, support staff roles.

i) School governors are a governing body that is responsible of running the school. Their main responsibilities are to establish a vision and set the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed framework, they are to set new policies and targets for achieving the aims and objectives. They also monitor and evaluate the work of the school by receiving the performance of the head teacher.

ii) The Senior management team are made up of the Head teacher and deputy head. Depending on the size of the school you'll also find an assistant head teacher or senior teacher with certain responsibilities. Their roles are to meet up regularly to discuss issues and set a strategic direction of the school and then manage this and make sure that the school is doing the best it can for the children who attend.

iii) Other statutory roles include The Foundation Stage Manager. They ensure that reception year and nursery classes are running accordingly and staff are trained to the standard required.

iv) The Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) are responsible to oversee the day to day running of the SEN policy and also to co-ordinate the provision for individual children with parents/carers, staff or other supporting agencies.

v) Teachers have the main responsibilities of preparing and planning lessons in accordance to the National Curriculum. They provide homework assignments to assess students on topic taught in classes. They may also have other responsibilities such as being the head of a subject area, which means that they are expected to be up to date...

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