Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities. As a teacher I should observe and be in accordance with The Institute for Learning’s code of Professional Practice, ifl.ac.uk came into law on 1 April 2008. “The Code was developed by the profession for the profession and it outlines the behaviours expected of members – for the benefit of learners, employers, the profession and the wider community.” ifl.ac.uk Teachers within the lifelong sector should comply with the code. The code is made up of seven behaviours, professional integrity, respect, reasonable care, professional practice, criminal offence disclosure, responsibility during institute investigations and responsibility. ifl.ac.uk This applies to my own roll because as a teacher in the fitness industry I have a duty of care towards my students to show all of them respect and to preform with professional integrity while teaching them. For example if I was marking student assignments I must “comply with all reasonable assessment and quality procedures and obligations”. ifl.ac.uk This ensures all students are marked at the same level against the same assessment criteria. In addition to the code of Professional Practice, under the Equality Act (2010) people cannot be discriminated against for any of the ‘protected characteristics’. These are: disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.” ageuk.org.uk This again applies to me when marking student assignments and works together with the code of Professional Practice to ensure I maintain professional integrity and equality for all my student. By marking all my students against the same assessment criteria, regardless of any protected characteristics, ensures I maintain professional integrity and a equality for all my students.
Analyse own responsibilities for promoting equality and valuing diversity. According to the Equality Act (2010) (legislation.gov.uk) the following nine characteristics are protected; “age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.” According to Gravells, (2012, pp. 55) as a teacher “you need to be proactive in all aspects of equality and diversity” and ensure your classroom environment promotes awareness of the aforementioned characteristics. “Wherever possible, try to use naturally occurring opportunities for discussion.” An example of this would be to guide the students to create ground rules at the beginning of the course so they set an inclusive tone and environment for their learning. Using the Equality Act and Gravell as guidelines my responsibilities would include that I am always aware of the diversity of the class, I will take into consideration the nine protected characteristics and I will be non-judgemental. I will not show favouritism towards students, indulge the minority at the expense of the group and I will ensure all students are equally advantaged. All my assessments will be pitched at the correct level. I will ensure I do not offend anyone or cause embarrassment and I will challenge my own values, attitudes and beliefs to ensure I do not impose them on my students I will treat all students with respect and dignity. I will challenge and stop any discrimination, stereotyping or bullying . This could include stopping any seemingly harmless jokes, the use of derogatory terms or physical intimidation(Gravells, 2012 pp. 54-55). .
Evaluate own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning. As a tutor in the fitness industry I need to ensure I am constantly following the teaching and learning cycle. Gravels(2012 pp.10) agrees that the cycle can start at any stage and keeps on going and that all stages must be observed for there to be an efficient teaching and...
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