Schools as Organisations Unit1

Unit 1 Schools as Organisations

Task 1-5.1/1-5.2
Explain why schools have policies and procedures, and then write a brief summary of the policies and procedures in school relating to the following:

All schools need policies and procedures so that governors,staff,children and parents involved in the school are able to work to the same set of rules and guidelines. Every policy and procedure should and will outline its aims,purpose and responsibilities the staff will have.

A) Staff
Staff have five main policies relating to them: Performance Management Policy, Pay Policy , Grievance Policy,Marking Policy and Health and Safety Policy. These policies are put in place to protect the staff's welfare and rights within the school , and explain the schools expectations.

B) Pupil welfare
The policies affecting pupil welfare within the school are: Safeguarding Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Behaviour Management Policy, Attendance Policy, Drugs Awareness Policy, Anti-bullying Policy, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education Policy. These policies are to outline what the school expects of them and to outline the protection put in place to safeguard the child in schools.

c) Teaching and Learning
There are quite a few policies affecting the teaching and learning within schools. These include: Teaching and Learning Policy, Early Years Policy, Curriculum Policy, Homework Policy, Special Educational Needs Policy, Planning and Assessment Policy, Gifted and Talented Policy and Inclusion Policy. These policies are put into place to ensure all children have equal access to the curriculum, and that learning is differentiated to suit each individuals needs.

d) Equality, diversity and inclusion
The following policies are to ensure that all children regardless of their background, race, religion,   beliefs and abilities are treated the same and have equal access to all of the curriculum. These being Equal Opportunities Policy, Inclusion Policy, Race Equality...