Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries of a Teacher

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2012 Assignment 1

Roles, responsibilities & relationships in lifelong learning for new teaching staff:

Task A:

Welcome, in this pack you will find the guidance needed to navigate the role, responsibilities and relationships between you and the students/ learners as well as between you and other professionals that you will encounter throughout your career. Also you will find relevant key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice that will help you as a teacher.

The Key aspects of legislation associated with teachers are;

* Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
* Making sure the environments the students are working in are safe and secure, with minimum risk to their health. * Data Protection Act (1998)
* That all date collected from the students are kept secure and not used for personal gain. * Equality Act (2010)
* To be proactive in all aspects of equality and diversity, so in turn making sure your teaching style and resources promote and include all students. * Protection of Children Act (1999)
* Anyone teaching children or vulnerable adults needs to be checked by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) to ensure you are safe to work with children or vulnerable adults. * The Children’s Act (2004)

* Keep in mind the 5 aspects and take them into account when in contact with your students, theses are: * Be safe
* Enjoy and achieve
* Stay safe
* Make a positive contribution
* Achieve economic well-being
* The Further Education Teachers’ Qualifications Regulations (2007) * To have or achieve within 5 years of taking a teaching position a QTLS / ATLS status * To be CRB checked
* Up until 2014 are obligated to be registered with the Institute for Learning (IfL) this is the main governing body for new teachers * Human Rights...
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