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Definition of an Independent/Private School: Independent Schools:AcademiesSpecial SchoolsPrivate SchoolsBoarding SchoolsDefinition of a College:College usually refers to sixth form college, i.e. an form of college that ks attended after secondary school or it can also refer to FE (further education) college, for anyone 16+ where you can study types of qualifications such as NVQ’S, BTEC, A Level etc.. Colleges are government funded for ages 16-19 years and offer some funding for adult education and those on low income. Colleges:FE CollegesSixth Form City Technology CollegesUniversities Adult EducationPrivate Training CompaniesOffender LearningCharities and not-for-profit organisationsHigher EducationFaith Schools:Faith schools have to follow the National Curriculum in all subjects. They follow KS 1-4In Religious Education lessons, they are free to teach children about their own religion, although many will also teach them about other faiths. Faith schools are inspected regularly by OfstedAnyone can apply for a place however some may have different criteria to be met i.e. be of a certain religion or have certain beliefs.A lot of “Faith Schools” in England are of Christian Faith, but there are also a small number of schools who follow other faiths such as – Muslim, Judaism and SikhismBoarding Schools:State boarding schools provide free education but charge fees for boarding (students live in the school during term time) Most state boarding schools are academies, some are free schools and some are run by local authorities.Fees can range from £3000 a term up to £15,000 or more Follow the national curriculumMost schools have children aged 11-18, though some offer boarding at primary level. Most schools are mixed, but there are a small number of girls’ schools or boys’ schools.Grammar Schools:Academies:Free Schools:Special Schools: Governors: Governors have responsibility for overseeing the management side of a school, looking at policies budgeting and staffing issues and are usually the key decision makersThey enable their school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside the SMT (Senior Management Team) to help achieve thisThey help set the schools aims and values Governing bodies are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of a school and its curriculum and work with the school if there are any areas that need improving Governors are made up of volunteers such as a parent, a member of staff, headteacher, or someone from the Local Authority etc. and they hold regular committee meetingsSenior Management Team: The role of the senior management team is to take the decisions of the school governors and implement them throughout the school to help ensure the school meets its aims and targets and ensure the best possible care and education for the children. The Senior Management team have a responsibility to ensure things are done properly and adhered to, these can be things such as health and safety, finance and ensuring the National Curriculum is being followedThe Senior Management team could consist of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Key Stage Leaders, SENDCO to name but a fewTo provide up to date staff professional development which enables staff to carry out their roles and responsibilities within the schoolTo work with and keep informed the School Governing bodyResponsibility for school and grounds maintenance to ensure a safe working environment for staff and pupilsTeachers:The class teacher has the responsibility for delivering the National Curriculum to all pupils in their class and to deliver lessons effectivelyPlan and prepare lessons and ensure the lessons are delivered in a way that will help the children engage and be interested and meet all their individual needs Assess the children’s progress, through homework and testing and record and report on itTeachers also meet with parents regularly, either with “parent” evenings or by arranging a meeting with them, should any problems arise. With today’s modern technology many schools now have apps or websites that parents can access, where they can see children’s achievements through the day whilst they are at school and much more informationEnsuring the schools policies and procedures are always being metGive regular feedback to children and support them with their learningIdentify any issues with a child’s welfare, or learning issues etc.Adhere to legislation relating to Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity and SafeguardingSupport Staff/Teaching Assistant: Support pupils with their educational and social development Support the teacher in the classroom in various ways. They follow the guidance of the teacherSupporting SEN pupils in the classSupport a group of children with tasksPrepare the classroom prior to the start of the lesson and clearing away at the endSupporting teachers to plan learning activities and complete recordsAssisting with behaviour problems in classSupporting pupils who are upset or hurtOther support staff members in a school could also include:Lunch time supervisorsCleaners/CaretakerAdministrators/ReceptionistsCatering staffVolunteers – this could be parents, or students on placementsBefore and after school club staff (if the school has one)School NursePsychologist – works with children to help support them with their emotional social and educational needs. This could be children with learning disabilities, mental health needs, problems at home or school to name but a few. A Psychologist will work alongside the child’s families, teachers and other professionals to ensure the best outcome and make recommendations if any other interventions may be needed to help benefit the child.Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) – Works with those children who may have some difficulties with their language or speech preventing them from communicating effectively within a classroom/learning environment and outside the classroom. They can work with various children with varying levels of speech and language difficulties such as, children with autism, or who may have a stammer, those who may have difficulty pronouncing and using speech or have problems understanding or using language to even those who may have had a brain injury or those who are developmentally delayed or have a form of learning disability. They will assess each individual child to determine their needs and develop a plan to work with the child to help them develop and support them with their speech and language to help them not only in an education setting but also at home and outside the classroomSocial Workers – Work with children who usually have problems or are in environments that have a detrimental effect on the child’s life and so are there to help and support the child to ensure they get the best outcome in their life and education. They work closely with families, schools and other authorities such as the courts, police etc to ensure the best possible chances and outcome are given to the child. They can work with a variety of children from a variety of backgrounds such as those coming from an abusive family, drug or substance abuse, those in care, those who have suffered a bereavement and also those with mental health issues to name but a few examples. Physiotherapist – A Physiotherapist helps children to develop and maintain their mobility skills movement. They tend to work as part of a multidisciplinary team (meaning a team of other people with professional backgrounds such as a Therapist, Psychologist etc who may already be working with the child) and work with them to provide an element of care they may form part of a care package designed to fit the individual child’s needs. A child may need physiotherapy due to a variety of reasons such as they may have a neurological condition, may have been injured or recently had surgery, a learning disability or may have a development al delay which affects their mobility skills and so need physiotherapy to help assist with this to manage their mobility skills on a day to day basis to enable them to integrate comfortably and adequately within a school environment.Occupational therapist – Helps children manage their day to day tasks in everyday environments if they are having any difficulties and help find the best way to overcome any obstacles and find a better way of doing something for the child. They can work with children with a variety of different needs and also work as part of a multidisciplinary team and work with children who could have behavioural problems, mental illness, learning disabilities etc and help support the child in their everyday environment by securing the best possible outcome for the child to succeed.Schools and Colleges have aims and values to clearly set out and define the school or colleges purpose. These are usually set by the Headteacher alongside the Governors and are used as guidelines for the school and to the pupils and parents. Usually the aims and values set are displayed on the school’s website or displayed in the school in reception or the entrance of the school so that they are visibleDefinition of Aims and Values:Aims:The aims are what the school’s goals and visions of what it hopes to achieve. It states the school’s purpose or intention and its desired outcome for example, “promoting positive self-esteem in pupils” or “high standards of behaviour” or “responsibility for their own actions and respect for others”Values:The values are the principles or standards or beliefs of the school that it strives to achieve and maintain. The values are regularly incorporated through teaching and a positive behaviour policy and are designed to help bring the school or college together by promoting them to all pupils daily.

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