Unit 2.5 Schools as Organisations 1.1 &1.2

Unit 2.5 Schools as organisations

1.1 / 1.2 Identify & describe the main types of state and independent schools
Academies; Academies are mostly secondary schools however there are some primary schools has well has the remaining First, Middle and High schools which have been converted to academy status. Rather than receiving their funding from local authorities, academies generally receive their funding directly from the central government (Department of Education) however they can also receive additional funding from private sponsorship. Academies are overseen by Individual Charity bodies which are called Academy trusts and can often be a part of an academy chain however the day-to-day running of the academy relies with the Head Teacher / Principal, Academies have more freedom when it comes to the curriculum they implement within their schools. They also have more freedom when it comes to their finances therefore they do not need to follow national conditions and pay for the Teachers they employ.

Independent / Private Schools; Private schools are funded directly by fees which the school charges the students to attend. Although Private schools have freedom when it comes to the national curriculum all independent schools must be registered with the government and are inspected on a regular basis mostly by OFSTED. There are also a small number of Private schools which are solely responsible for teaching children with special educational needs.

Voluntary Schools; Voluntary schools can come under two categories which are;
o Voluntary Aided; Voluntary Aided schools are mainly Religious / Faith schools and are run in the same way has a foundation school with their own governing body. The grounds of the school will generally be owned by a religious organization or charity. Voluntary Aided schools can be funded in part by the governing body, local authority or charity. The local education authority will also provide supportive services.
o Voluntary...