Cache Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in School Tda 3.2 Schools as Organisations

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in School

TDA 3.2 Schools as Organisations

1. The Structure of education from early years to post compulsory education.

1.1 Summarise the entitlement and provision for early years education.

Early year education is an entitlement for all 3 and 4 year olds in England.   This was introduced as part of the Every Child Matters agenda and the Childcare Act 2006.

The entitlement is for up to 12.5 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year.   Local authorities are funded by the government to ensure that every child receives up to two years of free education before school age.   There is no parental financial contribution towards this unless any additional hours are received.

Early years education is based on the learning through play idea and is about supporting very young children, rather than a more formal school setting.   This idea has shown to be a valuable tool towards a child’s early learning.

1.2 Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to education stage(s) and school governance.

The different types of State schools (which are all funded by local authorities) known as maintained schools are:

Community Schools - Ran and owned by the local authority, which also support the school by developing links with the community and offering many support services.   In community school the local authority will almost always finalise the admissions policy.
The local authority will also help any outside groups within the community to have access
to the schools facilities for classes such as sports/exercise or adult education classes.

Foundation and trust schools - Foundation schools are ran by their own governing body, which will set out their own admissions criteria, with consultation with the local authority.   The governing body or a charitable trust will own the school, land and any other buildings.   Trust schools, whilst also a type of foundation...