DUTIES ON MAINTAINED SCHOOLS
Curriculum and testing
Maintained schools must provide the national
curriculum and participate in national curriculum tests and assessments.
They must also provide RE and Collective Worship.
Voluntary aided and foundation school admission
authorities may operate any admissions criteria that comply with
the School Admissions Code of Practice. The Code allows schools
with a religious character to give priority to children who are
of the faith of the school. However, if they cannot fill all their
places with children of their faith they must admit other applicants.
All maintained schools must have a head teacher.
Teaching staff in a maintained school normally hold qualified
teacher status but not exclusively. Qualified teachers in maintained
schools are entitled to agreed terms and conditions.
All maintained schools must have a governing
body: it has a key role in helping the school provide the best
possible standard of education for all its pupils.
All maintained schools must offer equal opportunities
to boys and girls, unless they are single sex schools. Schools
must not discriminate against disabled pupils on the grounds of
disability but must address the individual needs of every child
in terms of personal development and access to education and other
life opportunities. Schools must comply with the law on race relations
by promoting good relations between racial groups and eliminating
Special educational needs
Schools must admit a child with a statement
of special needs from the local education authority and must consider
the most effective ways of delivering special educational needs
support to any pupils requiring it.
Maintained schools must take account of the
needs of families and the wider community. They must promote community
cohesion by working with other schools to enable pupils to gain
an understanding of, and share experiences with others from, different
ethnic, cultural or faith backgrounds.
APPLICATIONS FOR ASYLUM (1) RECEIVED FOR
ASYLUM IN THE UK, 1997 to 2005
||2005 (P) |
(excluding dependants) (2)
(including dependants) (2)
(1) Figures rounded to the nearest 5.
(2) May exclude some cases lodged at Local Enforcement
Offices between January 1999 and March 2000.
(P) Provisional figures.