Schools as Organisations

2526 words 11 pages
TDA 2.5

Schools as Organisations

1.1: Identify the main types of state and independent schools.

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

• Primary schools – funded by the Government and cover key stages 1 & 2.

• Secondary schools – funded by the Government and cover key stages 3 & 4.

• Academies – State maintained but independently run and cover key stages 3 & 4.

• Nurseries – funded by the Government and cover the EYFS stage.

• Colleges – for 16- 18 year olds offering vocational training and A levels.

• Grammar Schools – funded by the Government and cover key stages 3 & 4 but pupils are selected by
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This may include social or emotional problems or learning difficulties. Work is with individuals or groups, advising teachers, parents, social workers and other professionals. They will also support the SENCO with assessments and observations of pupils who have additional needs.

• Speech & Language Therapists – They work with schools to assess if a child has speech and/or language difficulties, communication or eating and drinking difficulties. The therapist will consider the difficulties the child has and the impact these will have on their life.

• Behaviour Support Team – Work with individual pupils or groups to support children to build friendships and boost confidence. Also work with teachers and parents to find practical ways to increase positive behaviour.

• Physio & Occupational Therapists – Work with pupils to improve their physical skills outside of school but may be asked to come in for meetings and discussions to support pupils progress.

• Learning Mentors – Work with children in schools to overcome difficulties that are getting in the way of learning. These may include family problems, bereavement, bullying and poor study skills.

• Social Services – Help pupils by acting as a link between their parents/guardians and their teachers. They help parents who have special-needs children to better understand their children, and they help those parents find resources and programs


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