Roles and Responsibilities of a Teacher

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Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector


Executive Summary

This paper will focus upon the roles, responsibilities and boundaries in planning, managing and delivering learning based around the teaching training cycle. This covers the application of learning styles to identify the differences of my learners. The issues of entitlement, equality, diversity and Inclusitivity will be addressed. It will also address the relevant legislation in my area of expertise and the importance of record keeping to maintain quality standards. The outline of scheme of work, lesson planning, methods used and resources available to meet the needs of my learners.



Roles, responsibilities and functions of a teacher4



Effective Lesson Plan8

Scheme of Work8

Key Principle of Learning9


Group Learning12

Learning Styles13

Honey and Mumford Questionnaire13

Domains of Learning14

Facilitating Learning14



Resource Materials/ Teaching Strategies17

Current Legislation17

Managing Behaviour and Disruption18

Functional Skills18

Mentoring and Support19

Micro teaching19

Explain the need for record keeping?19

Assessing Learning19

Quality Assurance of Assessment decisions20

Formative/Summative Assessment20

Self Evaluation21

Reflective Journals22

Continued professional Development22




This assignment will look at the roles, responsibilities and boundaries of a teacher. I will discuss how a teacher has a major effect upon students learning and behaviour. I will discuss the different theories that are related to learning and teaching methods and how they can be used within your teaching practice. I will also pay attention to my students learning styles so that my students are kept motivated and learn effectively. This will enable me to accommodate their needs. I will identify the key aspects of current legislative requirements and codes of practice. I will include how information is gathered about the student and the importance of an Individual Educational Plan. I will examine the different types of assessment methods used and the importance of feedback. It will briefly go onto discuss the different types of records you would keep and why I considered record keeping to be important. I will identify how I implemented functional skills within my subject specialism. I will explain the importance of self reflection and how it enables you to improve your teaching practice.

Roles, responsibilities and functions of a teacher

The role and responsibilities of a teacher vary as is depends upon where and what you are going to teach. A teachers is not only to teach knowledge and skills to them, but to inspire them, be creative and finding ways to encourage learning. According to Marshall, B (2006). “Perhaps the most important is passing on what they know about a certain area or subject and ensuring that learners have enough practice and motivation to pass the course”.

There are a number of roles and responsibilities that I need to carry out as this will help assist me to meet the needs of my learners effectively. These might include:

▪ Following professional values and ethics

▪ To create a safe learning environment

▪ Must possess subject knowledge. This shows the student that you are confident

▪ Give advice but keep it limited

▪ Must always take a register

▪ Observe confidentiality

▪ Show patience

▪ Must possess classroom management skills

▪ Must track down students if they fail to attend lesson

▪ Make sure learning takes place

▪ Use safe equipment

▪ Diagnostic assessment

▪ Establish needs of the learner

During my induction period at NTC I was provided with information about the college policies, current...
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