Unit 6 – School as an Organisations
By Reem Abraham
The entitlement and provision for for early years education (1.1)
Government provides funding for all three and four year old children, starting from the funding period after their third birthday until they start school (usually at statutory school age – the term following their fifth birthday), to attend an Ofsted registered early years and childcare setting. Such settings include pre-schools, nurseries, certain childminders, school nursery classes and nursery schools.
Since 2004 all children in the UK can receive Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE) starting from the funding period after their 3rd birthday until they either ...view middle of the document...
Three and four year olds can get their 15 hours of weekly free early year’s education at these providers.
• Day Nurseries: Often based in workplaces and run by businesses or voluntary groups providing care and learning activities for children from birth to five years old.
• Childminders: Look after children under 12 in the childminder’s own home. They can look after up to six children under eight years old, although no more than three of them must be under the age of five.
• Nannies and home-based carers: Provide care for children in your home and can look after children of any age.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
Free full time education is compulsory for all children aged 5 to 16, this can be provided by state schools, independent schools, or homeschooling.. Children's education in England is normally divided into two separate stages. They begin with primary education at the age of five and this usually lasts until they are eleven. Then they move to secondary school, there they stay until they reach sixteen, seventeen or eighteen years of age. Some schools may include several education phases in one setting e.g pupils with special needs aged 0 -18yrs.
Example of Primary education schools : (age 5-11yrs)
Infant , primary and junior schools.
Middle schools (age 8-11yrs)
Example of Secondary education schools: (age 11-16yrs)
Secondary schools, High schools, Grammar schools, Academies.
Example of Further Education (FE 16 – 18yrs)
School sixth forms, FE colleges, Specialist colleges.
The main characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stages(1.2)
State and Independent schools -
Community schools is a state funded school which is ran solely by the Local Education Authority (LEA), staff are employed by the Local Authority and the land and buildings of the school is also owned by the Local Authority although the schools governing body is responsible for the running of the school. The LEA also determines the admissions policy. Example:
• If you live in the area of the school.
• If the child has any siblings at the school.
Pupils who attend a community school must follow the national curriculum. Community schools also help to develop strong links with the community by offering the use of their facilities and providing services i.e. childcare and adult learning programmes.
I am currently working at a community school (Deans Oaks Primary School).
Foundation and trust schools are mostly run by the school governing body, they determine the school admission policy with the local...