Unit Number 001
Role, responsibilities and relationships in the lifelong learning. A summary of key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relevant to the role and responsibilities of the teacher.
Teachers must maintain their knowledge of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice and ensure that they are up to date with all current requirements, which are often subject to change. Some are generic and affect all who teach, whereas some are subject (or environment) specific. (Gravells 2012:19-22) Generic will differ depending on what it is you teach. We must be aware of the requirements external bodies and regulators like Ofsted (in England). Plus other awarding organisations who will quality assure their qualifications. An example of a procedure we must follow would be the Data Protection Act (2003).
The Equality Act (2010), which harmonises some 20 previous pieces of Equalities legislation is important within the lifelong learning sector and helps ensure accessibility to learning with a view to equality and diversity. This covers disability, sex, race, age, ability etc. Equal opportunity is a concept underpinned by legislation to provide the correct and appropriate access for the participation, development and advancement of all individuals and groups. In today’s world we can refer to this as everyone being different but having the same equal rights. Valuing diversity is about respecting the differences in students, regardless of age, ability and/or circumstances, or any other individual characteristics they may have. If you have a class larger than one then you will experience diversity because they come with their own individual abilities. My role as a teacher is to make sure I deliver the course contents in full, provide feedback, set targets using the smart method. SMART…(Specific, measureable, attainable, realistic, timed). We must also review students work, set assessments and re-assess. We must...
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