Tda 2.5-1.1:Identify the Main Types of State and Independent Schools

TDA 2.5
1.1 – Identify the Main Types of State and Independent Schools

Education in England is overseen by the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.   Local Authorities take responsibility for implementing policy for public education and state schools at a regional level.

State Schools
State schools are mostly comprehensive: they accept pupils of all academic abilities; most admit both boys and girls, though some are single-sex.   All   state schools receive funding from local authorities. They all follow the National Curriculum and are regularly inspected by Ofsted.

Types of State Schools:
 Community Schools:   are run by the local authority, which owns the land and buildings, employs the staff, decides which ‘admissions criteria’ to use. They look to develop strong links with the local community, sometimes offering use of their facilities and providing services like childcare and adult learning classes.
 Foundation and Trust schools: are run by their own governing body, which employs the staff and sets the admissions criteria. Land and buildings are usually owned by the governing body or a charitable foundation.
 A Trust School: is a type of foundation school which forms a charitable trust with an outside partner - for example, a business or educational charity - aiming to raise standards and explore new ways of working. The decision to become a Trust school is taken by the governing body, with parents having a say.
 Voluntary-Aided Schools: are mainly religious or 'faith' schools, although anyone can apply for a place. As with foundation schools, the governing body, employs the staff sets the admissions criteria.   School buildings and land are normally owned by a charitable foundation, often a religious organisation. The governing body contributes to building and maintenance costs.
 Voluntary-Controlled Schools: are similar to voluntary aided schools, but are run by the local authority. As with...