Schools as Organisations

Section 1 – Know the structure of education from early years to post – compulsory education

1.1 Summarise the entitlement and provision for early year’s education.

The entitlement of all 3 – 4 year old is 15 hours (per week) of free early year’s education across 38 weeks of the year.   If parents/carers wish for their child to have additional hours of education to suit there needs there will be an extra charge from the provider.

There are various providers of this early year’s education: -

Nursery private / public
Sure start children centres
Childminders (registered)
Playgroups / pre schools
Reception class

Early year’s provision in schools is all about supporting very young children.
The Early years foundation stage (EYFS) is a statutory framework that sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that all children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. EYFS is based on the concept of learning through play.

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

Depending on the area the schools could be two or three tier system: -
Two tier three tier
Primary (4-11) First /lower (4-8)
Secondary (11-16+) Middle (8-11)
High/upper (11-16+)

There are lots of different types of schools within the UK: -

State schools
There are four main types of state schools they are all funded by the local government and follow the national curriculum they are regularly inspected by OFSTEAD.s

1. Community school
These are run and owned by the local authority and look to develop links with the local community (childcare classes or adult education)

2. Foundation / trust school
These are schools that are run by their own governing body and usually own land and buildings will also be owned by the governing body or by a charitable foundation.
A trust school is a type...