In this assignment I will be showing my understanding and knowledge of the role I play as a teacher in a day care centre supporting adults with learning disabilities, my responsibilities and relationship to lifelong learning, to further the learns skills with in their own lives enabling them to learn a skill they need with credited learning, supported, assessed and reviewed by their staff who care and support the learners on a daily bases making it a place which is known to the learner so they can move forward gaining a recognised certificate once they achieve their goal/outcome enabling the learn to access more life skills, education the community, public transport, work/voluntary, own home/shared accommodation and so much more. As a teacher knowing my role and understanding of my responsibilities in lifelong learning is important for me and the learner, insuring all standards of conduct, legislation, responsibilities and learning skills/needs are being met, ensuring accountability for the quality of their work and taking responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills. Becoming familiar with key legislation is a part of my responsibility as a teacher enabling me to set the standard expected of my role as a teacher, with in these legislations would be The mental capacity act 2005(Torbay trust care) as I am teaching individuals with a learning disability. The act set out a single clear test for assessing whether a person lacks capacity to take a particular decision at a particular time and makes representations about the person’s wishes, feelings, beliefs and values, at the same time bringing to attention of the decision maker all factors that are relevant to the decision. The MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 can challenge the decision maker on behalf of the person lacking capacity. 1.1The DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 (www.legislation.gov.uk/ ) are made up of 8 sub headings which are- 1. Be obtained fairly and lawfully.
2. Be held for specified and lawful purposes.
3. Be processed in accordance with the person’s right under the DPA. 4. Be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to that person. 5. Be kept accurate and up to date.
6. Not be kept longer than is necessary for its given purpose. 7. Be subject to appropriate safeguards against unauthorised use, loss or damage. 8. Be transferred outside the European Economic Area only if the recipient country has adequate data protection. All storage and processing of personal data held in manual records and on computers in the workplace should comply with the regulations of the act. All information is confidential and only those people who need to know the information will have access to it with consent of the learn. Personal information of each individual will be kept until they complete the task/work they are doing and it has been credited, it is then kept for two years after the date of completion to be sent onto archive, such records are-
1. ILP (Individual learning plans)
2. Copies of a progress matrix for each learner
3. A tracker form (details who I am seeing and when)
4. Progress review- link to the tracker and ILP
5. Application form
6. Copies of certificates
7. Observation reports- use as evidence of learning
8. Initial assessment scores/paper used to show planning, and equal opportunities 9. Personal contact details- need to be able to contact the individual 10. Eligibility Declaration- how you have proved that they are eligible for the course according to funding requirements 11. Scheme of work
12. Lesson plan THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974 the health and safety at work act 1974 states that everyone in the...