1.4 Explain The Characteristics Of The Different Types Of Schools

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In the UK, there are five stages of education; Early years, Primary, secondary, further education and higher education. Education is compulsory between the ages of 5 and 18. This used to be 16 but has recently been raised, the options for children aged 16- 18 are; Apprenticeships, remain in full time education e.g. colleges, sixth forms., work or volunteer (must be 20 hours a week while in training/education) or joined the armed forces.
explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stages and school governance
Faith Schools
They are associated with a particular religion. They have to follow the national curriculum except for religious studies, when they are free to teach only about their own religion. …show more content…

Young people can go into full time employment, apprenticeships, the army or further college courses.

4. explain the strategic purpose of:
- school governors
The Governors act as a critical friend. Can advise on what they feel may be beneficial or is lacking from the school and can challenge head if there is something they are not happy with. They also oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent and to ensure clarity of vision and direction within the school. senior management team
Made up of head teacher and deputy head, they set the strategic direction of the school and manage this. Always aware of current state of school, lead any changes that need to happen and ensure school is doing the best it can for the children that attend.

other statutory roles e.g. SENCO
The SENCO will co-ordinate additional support for pupils and help/discuss with their parents, teachers and other professionals who are involved with them. The SENCO has responsibility for requesting the involvement of an Educational Psychologist and other external services. This also includes general SEN assessments, administration and parental

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