Education System

Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate understanding of the tiering of the school system and its relationship with external statutory bodies and how these organisations influence and impact upon education delivery
There are 4 levels of the current structure of the UK education system: DfES, LEA School Governors and the School Management Team (SCCD Book 1) DfES was a government department responsible for the education of children and services in the UK ( between the years of 2001-2007. They pass law and make sure that standards are met for education. DfES (01-07) system was in place under the Labour role but now the new coalition government is in place, they have renamed it as the DFE (presently known). Since the government took responsibility over education after the World War II from the church, there have been many reforms and this is due to the social changes that the UK had to endure. These include fall of the empire, loss of many lives after the war, change of industry from technical to technological, rise of immigration and diversion within communities and address the social and cultural needs of the country
The DFE act as a watchdog to make sure that the education standards across the UK are at the same level and adhered to. (SCCD Book 1) These strengths are to facilitate a continuous system and that everyone has to follow the mandate set out by them. No one can come with their own way of delivering education because that’s how it was done in their country. This can be dangerous allowing every teacher to teach their way and chaos in the classrooms. But they themselves cannot do this alone and have passed on the responsibilities to the LEA.
Role of the LEA is to deliver the mandate set out by the DfE in every school. (SCCD Book 1) If the DfE are the brains of the education system, the LEA is definitely the body of the education. Every borough has an LEA and they supervise the performance of schools and other responsibilities like distribution and...