Identify the key aspects of current legislative requirements and codes of practice relevant to your subject and the type of organisation within which you would like to work.
Make sure you address the question and the assessment criteria (p.8)
Legislation is a law or set of laws passed by a parliament (Oxford advance learner’s dictionary).
Code of practice is a set of standards that members of a particular profession agree to follow in their work. (Oxford advance learner’s dictionary)
The key aspects of current legislative requirement relevant in the teaching profession include: 1. The disability discrimination Act (1995): it is illegal for colleges or LEA to discriminate against a disable learner or potential learner for a reason related to a disability. 2. The Children Act (2004): Every child is an offshoot of an act that requires you to report any concerns you may have about children if you believe them to be at a risk of cruelty, abuse or neglect. 3. Health and safety at work Act (1974): It is your responsibility as a teacher to ensure that the teaching accommodation and educational visits are safe. 4. The copyright, designs and patent Act (1988): there is limitation to the amount of work by another author that you can photocopy to use in your class.
The Institute of Learning codes of professional practice as published under memorandum of association on 1st April 2008 include the following: 1. Professional integrity: members should meet professional responsibilities and actively promote professional behaviour. 2. Members must respect rights of learners and must not discriminate. 3. Members must act with reasonable care in handling their learners. 4. Professional practice should guild member’s actions. 5. Members should make disclosure with respect to criminal offences. 6. Members must be responsible to the institute. 7. Members should be