Tda 3.2, 2.1 & 2.2

Unit TDA 3.2, 2.1 and 2.2      
Explanation of Roles within the School
School Governors
School governors are usually a team of 10 to 12 people and sometimes there can be up to 20 people and they are responsible for the running of the school. There should be at least one parent, and one staff member on the board of governors along with the Head Teacher and member of the local authority. They are accountable for the performance of the school to the parents/carers and to the wider community. They have to make sure the agreed curriculum is well taught. They also have to make sure the school provides for all pupils including those with special educational needs. They have to decide how the school can encourage pupil’s spiritual, moral and cultural development.
Head Teacher
The Head Teacher has the responsibility for the management of all aspects of the school’s work including the provision for children with special educational needs. They work closely with the school’s SENCO and are responsible for co-ordinating provision for the pupils with SEN particularly at School Action and School Action Plus levels. They are responsible for the leadership, internal organisation, management and control of the school.
Deputy Head Teachers
They are the second most senior teachers within the school. They act as assistants to the head teacher. They carry out leadership and management roles and they may not have a full time teaching role.
Senior Management Team
The Senior Management Team work closely with the Head Teacher. The team is usually made up of more experienced staff who have management positions within the school. In my school the team consists of 2 Deputy Heads, Phase 1 (early years) leader, Phase 2 (key stage 1) leader, Phase 3 (key stage 3) leader, Head of Maths, Head of English and SENCO. They will usually meet once a week and discuss issues which have come up and also make decisions concerning the running of the school or decisions about the implantation of the...