Supporting Teaching and Learning in School



1. Know the structure of education from early years to post- compulsory education.

a. Summarise entitlements and provision for early years education.

Under the Every Child Matters agenda and the Childcare Act 2006 all 3 to 4 year olds in England receive part-time Early Years Education for up to 15hrs per week for 38wks a year. Parents are charged for additional hours if required. This scheme is funded by the Government, which allows local authorities to provide two yrs of free education for children before they reach Primary school age.

This scheme is to support young children learn through play, which has proven to be vital and successful.  

b. Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stages and school governance.

There are different types of schools in relation to educational stages and school governance.

The mainstream school follow the National Curriculum which is funded by local authorities.

i) Community schools are owned and ran by the local authorities. They employ the school staff and decide which children are eligible for a place.

ii) Foundation and Trust school land and buildings are owned by the governing body or a charitable foundation, which determines the admission policy. Whereby Trust schools are run together with an outside body such as a business or charity. Parents are consulted by the governing body to become a trust school.

iii) Voluntary Aided schools are similar to Foundation schools.

iv) At Voluntary Controlled schools the local authority employs staff and sets the entrance criteria like community schools but the land and buildings are owned by a charity usually a church which also appoints members of the governing body.
v) Specialist schools are secondary schools that adapt an emphasis on one or two subjects such as The Arts, Business, Languages or Sports and many other subjects....