Unit 008 3.1 & 3.2, Unit 009 3.2
Explain how to establish and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment Explain how to promote appropriate behaviour and respect for others Explain how to establish ground rules with learners to promote respect for others As a tutor, I have many responsibilities to make the learners of which I teach, feel safe and supported in their learning environment. As I have seen my tutors do before, I must do a risk assessment for the room where I plan to teach before any of my students enter the classroom. I must ensure that there are minimal risks that could potentially cause harm to my learners, any visitors or me. I must check around the room for such things as: Faulty wiring, leads trailing on the floor, obstructions from the fire exits and windows, out of date fire extinguishers and other such hazards. The check should be logged on a site approved risk assessment sheet, signed off and kept in a file, for reference if any queries are made, and future use as this must be done before every class taken. After welcoming my class of new students into the room, I introduce myself. I do the register to ensure that all students are here, and as each person makes them self known, I acknowledge them individually with a nod and a smile. This is a way to ensure that each learner feels welcomed and noticed; and also in the hope that I learn names quickly. Taking into consideration most learners work well when they have goals set I go through with the students break times and what time the end of session will be. I then explain that the register is not just to establish attendance, but also doubles as a fire register, so if there happens to be a fire I know whether or not they should be at the assembly point with us. It is then important to take contact details for all students in case a reason arises that they must be called, and emergency contact telephone numbers so that if an unfortunate incident does occur, all efforts can be made...
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