2.1 Explain the need for keeping records and describe the records that you would keep. As a teacher my responsibility is to teach, guide and assess my learners. Recording results is a vital part of the teacher’s role. From an ‘internal’ sense accurate records that are taken throughout a course enable the teacher and learner to continually assess the effectiveness of the teacher and learner relationship. Records indicate whether pupils are learning what they are being taught and their progression within the course. Records can tell you which learners need more help, and whether a teacher needs to refine any aspects of their teaching for individuals or groups of learners. ‘External’ parties have an interest in the achievement of the learner. This can be parents or carers, employers and for government audit. Up to date records create a professional and credible learning environment. External verifiers need a complete record of learner achievement before a final award or certification can be given. Keeping assessment/assignment records is evidence of continuous progress. Further Education establishments are required to keep records for retention, achievement and success rates in order to secure funding and grants for the next academic year. A college also has a responsibility to stakeholders such as Ofsted. The inspectors use various records kept, to grade the college as an establishment, and make judgements and recommendations for improvements. Records should:
* Be meticulous
* Be systematic
* Be reliable
* Use technology
(Francis and Gould - 2009 Achieving your PTLLS Award)
Keeping a record of an initial enrolment form for a particular course, gathers personal information, and any declared learning requirements as stated by the learner. This helps to ensure that the course is inclusive to all learners. Induction records are also kept as a record of what has been explained during the initial stages of the course. This usually relates...