Different Types Of Schools Essay

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2 - Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance In England, all children between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free space at a state school. There are six different types of schools: Community schools - These schools are state funded which means that they are run by the Local Education Authority (LEA). The staff are all employed by the Local Authority and the land and buildings of the school are also owned by the Local Authority although the schools governing body is responsible for the running of the school. The ‘admissions criteria’ is also decided by the LEA. They also provide support services, for example, psychological and special educational needs services.…show more content…
These schools are also set up when there are not enough places in a mainstream school. Free schools can be set up by universities, businesses, educational groups and parents who would like to make a difference to a child’s education. Free schools still have to meet certain standards and are must also have the same Ofsted inspections as all state schools. 3 - Explain the post-16 options for young people and adults Young people are now required to stay in some form of fulltime education until the age of 18. Other than continuing at with A levels at school there are some other options available to students. These are:- International Baccalaureate (IB) This is a program for 16-19 year old students. It is an internationally recognized course which is taken by students all around the world. Until recently, it has been taught at independent schools in the UK however now some state schools offer this programme. The IB leads to a qualification called the IB Diploma, which is advantageous for students wishing to study further

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