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Roles and Responsibilities of a Teacher

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Assessment Question 1 – Roles and Responsibilities as a Teacher

As in every profession, roles, responsibilities and boundaries are set in order to define the line indicating the acceptable limits. Many people think the role of a teacher is just to teach students new skills; however the role goes much further than this, it can include assessor, verifier, advisor, record keeper, course designer, working with employers and personal tutor.  Within this position there are naturally a huge number of responsibilities related to each of the roles that must be undertaken.  It is therefore important to be clear on what your roles and responsibilities include and what the boundaries of your role are whilst remaining professional at all times.  The roles and responsibilities of a teacher are important as they create order in any given learning situation and allow personal and organisational objectives to be met, as those with roles will be accountable to their success. Guided actions and activities assigned to or required, or expected of a person or group are referred to as "Roles" while the obligations to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion are referred to as "Responsibilities." All learning institutions are subject to legislation. It is therefore relevant that this assignment links the roles and responsibilities to the current legislative requirements such as Special Education Needs (SEN), Disability Discrimination Act, (DDA), and Equal Opportunities. As a teacher, under the Professional Code of Practice, I will be required to undertake 30 hours of Continued Professional Development per year and must also have up to date information and training within my subject knowledge. Therefore, I will be able to show clarity in my roles and responsibilities in order to prevent any neglect of duty. Within this assignment I am expected to examine the teacher's roles and responsibilities in relation to the Teaching/Training Cycle. After analysing this...