Identofy the Main Types of State and Independant Schools

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1.1 Identify the main types of state and independent schools.

* Primary * Grammar * Comprehensive * Religious * Voluntary aided * Voluntary controlled * Specialist * SEN * Academies

1.2 Describe the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance.

Primary, Secondary and Grammar schools are all governed by the Local Education Authority (LEA). These schools determine their own admissions policy. Local groups such as childcare classes and adult education may develop the use of the school facilities.

Foundation schools (such as religious schools) are not run by the LEA but by their own governing body. This governing body determines
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This will usually be for all subjects under the National Curriculum in a primary school. They will also usually have another area of responsibility in the school such as being a member of the senior Management Team. In every school each subject will need to be represented so there is a person responsible for it. In smaller schools that have fewer teachers, staff may be responsible for two or three subjects each. They will need to know of any developments to the curriculum in their area and in staff meetings feed back this information. The local authority will arrange subject leader forums which they will be expected to attend. They will also need to be available to offer support and advice to other teachers in their subject and also teach pupils in accordance to their educational needs, together with communicating and consulting with parents.

Teaching Assistant
A teaching assistant will be strongly guided by the teacher. They will be expected to plan and prepare work alongside the teacher, assess pupils work, support learning activities as directed by the teacher, report any queries or problems to the teacher, and to give feedback to the teacher after planned activities.

Other Support Staff
There are a number of other support staff roles that ensure the effective running of a school such as midday supervisors who ensure the smooth running of eating areas and playgrounds, care takers