Teachers always have to protect themselves and the best way to do it is to follow the rules of the code of practice. Being a teacher makes me automatically an example for my students therefore I must not discriminate, abuse (physically or verbally), dress inappropriate, and be late or messy.
The Code of Professional Practice comes in support of all teachers as guidance to how to be a good teacher. In a continually changing society the profession of teaching is becoming more complex and important. In order to keep up with the changes, I need to ensure that I meet the highest possible standards. Following this, I must be committed to my own professional learning, seeking to expand my skills and to deepen my knowledge as a teacher. Now I’m going to say a few words about some of the most important legislations that comply with in order to become a good teacher.
Confidentiality and Data protection Act (1998) are very important legislations for a teacher being linked to the Domains A and E from LLUK standards. Learners expect us to respect and protect confidentiality. This duty extends to any information relating to a learner which we acquire in the course of our work. Confidential information includes personal details.
“Confidentiality can be defined as when one person receives personal or sensitive information from another person, then that person who receives the information has a duty not to pass it on to any other person without the consent of the person who confided in them.” As a professional teacher, I won’t share any information regarding my students unless the situation requires it. I’ll do my best to keep safe the information they are sharing with me and to gain their trust, if they will trust me then they’ll feel safe in my classroom.
“The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) is an act of the United
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