1a) The Department for Education was formed on 12th May 2010 and is responsible for education and children’s services. b) Its main priorities are: Drawing up education policy e.g. setting the National Curriculum Cutting unnecessary burdens to give professionals the freedom and autonomy they need to get on with their jobs Develop the quality of services available to children(SHEEP) Developing the role of outside services, i.e non-governmental, which work with children Provide funding to schools
Write legislation/ laws Ofsted – league tables Funds research e.g. Rose report
c) One priority is develop the quality of services available to children, this is as a result of the Victoria Climbie inquiry and the subsequent Every Child Matters framework. This will have the greatest effect on a school in the next few years because it means that data can be shared between various organisations which work with children and young people. The school can be frontline in voicing concerns and following up with all relevant agencies by developing their central role in local communities
Unit 302 Task F Q2 1) Local government is informed by national government as to their new policies and then supports schools in their policy making. Local government collates information e.g. pupil attendance and if there is a problem can intervene as necessary e.g. by sending in the local welfare officer. Local government may arrange transport and school advisors e.g. social services and psychologists. Local government may provide training and development and employ specialist advisors to deal with different curriculum matters or SEN, however these things will probably be at a cost to the school.
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2) Cornwall Council recognises that regular school attendance is essential. Children need to enjoy their time in school and make the most of the opportunities available to them.
3) School contact information can be found on the local authority website.
They have the different types of school and a summary of the numbers of each type in Cornwall.
A map showing all the schools and colleges in Cornwall is available using their online mapping system and more detailed information on individual school performance is available from the Department for Education website (National Government).
Unit 302 Task F Q3
Three other organisations that work with children and young people: 1) Social Services: helping child welfare, emotional and social development. They will link with schools when necessary to share information or prepare for court hearings. They may also liaise with a school’s family worker or with teachers. 2) NHS: providing occupational therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Also they are invaluable in an emergency. 3) Children’s services.