Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning

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Assignment 008 – Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning Task A – Research report
Carry out research into your own role and responsibilities as a teacher. Using your research, produce a written report of your findings which should include: a) A summary of key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relevant to the roles and responsibilities of the teacher. b) An analysis of the boundaries between the teaching role and other professional roles c) A review of points of referral to meet the needs of learners d) An explanation of how to promote appropriate behaviour and respect for others. Intro

Teaching is a challenging and rewarding profession. There are many roles and responsibilities that teachers are required to fulfil, some of these are professional responsibilities pastoral

There is lots of legislation that influences teachers, particularly in the area of outdoor pursuits. Much of this legislation is designed to keep students safe and followed in the wake of the Lyme bay canoe disaster in 1993.Following this tragedy the Activity centres (young person’s safety) act was passed in 1995. The Health & safety commission (HSC) was charged with the terms of the act and the responsibility for drawing up new regulations. This resulted in the formation of the Adventure activities licensing authority (AALA) in 1996. This independent public body is responsible for inspecting outdoor activity providers (for under-18s) and granting them a licence if they are deemed to be operating safely in accordance with the guidelines of AALA and other national governing bodies (ref 1.1). These governing bodies are responsible for the regulation of each outdoor sport or activity in the UK and each governing body will have their own codes of practice. For example, Mountain training UK (2008: 11) states that they expect their members to; “Ensure that they operate within their competence and in a manner appropriate...
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