Name: Caroline Randall
Describe what your role, responsibilities and relationships would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle T1 unit 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
Unit 2 2.1 2.2 2.3
Unit 3 3.1 3.2
I am working as a tutor, within a catering department, at a specialist Autistic school for learners from age 5- 22. I am currently teaching entry 3 to level 1 City and Guilds NVQ in Hospitality and Catering and level 2 City and Guilds professional Cookery. My role is to teach the students within the classroom environment this involves all aspects of teaching, including all cross curricular subjects, planning, schemes of work, assessing, making resources, preparing sessions, food ordering. We work as a close team, involving the whole catering department. I work closely alongside the students helping them to understand and practise safe cooking methods and procedures within their qualification. The vocational area of catering also has a range of other subjects mapped into the scheme of learning, I include this within the scheme of learning as well as supporting, advising guiding, reading, comprehension, mathematical work, ESD, PLTS, Reflection, I have to model appropriate behaviour and conduct within our working environments, allowing the students to be nurtured and grow within their roles. This includes using appropriate language, body language, eye contact, team work, appropriate discussions with colleagues, listening to others, respect for others, giving clear defined instructions, limiting language- as per each individuals needs, exceptional behaviour points-these are set where age appropriate at the beginning of each session. We use a 3 point behaviour system where students receive 1 point for attending the session, 1 point for meeting their exceptional behaviour point (this could be listen to staff, stay on task) and 1 point for staying on task and completing their work, following the “golden expectations at Heathermount” these are displayed in every classroom, so we are working from the same rules and expectations. These are discussed at the start of every session- “school is for learning. Learning is important for a good future. 1. Students and staff will be on time for all sessions. Students and staff will have the right equipment. 2. Students are expected to go to all of their sessions and take part. 3. Staff will make sure the work students are given meets their needs and strengths. 4. Everyone in Heathermount will be safe and treated with respect. There will be no physical violence.
There will be no racism.
5. Everyone will be polite and kind at Heathermount.
Remember: make the right choices for your future.
I am also a qualified assessor, assessing within their work setting at the required standards, giving positive, constructive criticism if needed. Designing action plans to enable their achievement. Professionalism requires us to maintain appropriate standards and fulfil our responsibilities to learners, institutions and colleagues. This is achieved by setting professional and personal boundaries which will enable us to be clear about what our limits are and what our professional role involves.
It is our responsibility to identify areas outside of the professional boundaries of a teacher, either because of lack of necessary skills or expertise or because it is inappropriate for the teacher to deal with it. This is when external support from other professionals will be required. At Heathermount we work with multiple outside agencies these include: occupation therapists (OT), Speech and Language therapist SALTS, Education psychologists, literacy specialists, Team around the Child (TAC) team around the family (TAF) Internal Quality Assurance practitioners, External assessors, External Consultants, Connexions. Depending on the individual student we may link with. The OT, to improve our students well being, this may include completing exercises and...
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