Schools as Organization

Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance?
Ans. There are different types of schools in the education sector and each one of it follows the National Curriculum.
 Community Schools:
These schools are run and owned by the local authorities and the following authority decides the admission policies as well. Schools provide help to develop strong links with the community by offering the use of their facilities and services i.e. adult learning programs.
 Voluntary Schools:
Voluntary schools are further divided into 2 parts i.e.
1) Voluntary Aided Schools:
They are usually owned by the charity such as church and the governing body is responsible for running the school. These schools are funded by the local education authorities and the governing body.

2) Voluntary Controlled Schools:
These schools are also well known as Religious Schools. The local education authority employs the staff and also provides support services for the school. The charity assigns some of the members of the governing body although the local education authority is responsible for running the school.

 Foundation and Trust Services:  
These schools have their own admission policies after consultation with the local authorities. These schools are run by their own governing bodies.
Decisions made for the school to become a Trust School are made by the governing body after consultation is carried out with parents or carers.

 Independent Schools:
These schools are not maintained by local bodies and are self-financing and self-governing. Funding is done by a combination of tuition fees paid by parents and income from investments.
Independent schools do not have to follow the National Curriculum and the admissions policy is determined and administered by the head teacher along with the governing body. Such schools have to register with the DFE under the Education Act 2002 and applications of new...