Understand the Wider Context in Which Schools Operate

6.1 National government.
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services. Basically, this means that they are responsible for.
a) Setting the national curriculum.
b) Early years foundation stage.
Which the schools and nurseries operate and also looks into new ways to develop the quality of service available to children under the five outcomes of every child matters.
b.1) Enjoy and achieve.
b.2) Stay safe.
b.3) Be healthy.
b.4) Achieve economic well-being.
b.5) Make a positive contribution.

Other roles and responsibilities of the Department of Education.
a) Funding research into Education based projects concerning children and young people.
b) Developing workforce reform such as the 2020 children’s workforce strategy.
c) Promoting integrated working for those who work with children and young people.
d) Develop the role of the third sector, which is non-government organisations, such as voluntary, community organisations and charities that work with children and young people.

Local government.
Responsibility is to provide services to all the schools in the community. The local Education authority is responsible for providing:
a) Promoting community cohesion.
b) School management issues.
c) Behavior management.
d) The development of school policies.
e) Staff training and development.
f) Special educational needs.
Local authorities need to provide documents which sets out their own aims, vision and boundaries.
They will have policies, which communicate their own leadership for schools in the community.
The local authority will employ specialist advisers for different aspects of the curriculum. They will also have people with their own area of expertise in place for pupils with challenging behavior and special educational needs. The majority of these services will be provided free to schools by the LEA, but in some circumstances the school could be expected to pay, this will be when specialist teachers need...