Justify the need for record keeping and describe the types of records you would maintain
This essay will firstly define the meaning of record keeping. One will then justify the need for keeping records, then list and describe selective ones maintained as a Graphic Design teacher. Record keeping within teaching is a process of storing accurate data on a learner that can be easily accessed when required. It is an essential requirement of a teacher and it is acknowledged within a contract of employment (Wilson, 2009 pg. 30). Stored records can be either computerised or paper based and will need to be kept for a minimum of ‘three years’. It is essential that they are maintained in chronological order so that they can be easily accessed by a teacher in keeping track of a student’s progression from the start to completion of their course (Gravells, 2010 pg 42). Not only is it imperative that records are kept by a teacher, it is also important that they are kept up-to-date on a regular basis. A poor set of records can have a catostrophical effect on not only a students learning; but also the teacher’s reputation, and also the reputation of the establishment they work in. Without good record keeping, this can also impact grades obtained by Ofsted. One aspects of an Ofsted report evaluates not only student’s grades, but also differentiation and student progression. Although it is only one element as other factors need to be taken into consideration, keeping good records will assist in obtaining the highest Ofsted grade possible. A poor Ofsted report could discourage other learners from attending the college, and eventually might lead to the discontinuation of the course. As a teacher of graphic design, one needs to maintain various records including; initial assessment records, a register, learning style, and schemes of work, session plans, observation reports and tutorial records. An initial assessment record is useful in ensuring the college is...
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