3.1: Describe why Teamwork is important in schools?
“Team” is being part of a group of people who collaborate to achieve a goal. In a team, members acquire a specific role to fulfil, effectively share ideas and work together towards the achievement of a certain task which is Teamwork. Effective teamwork among the school staff is very important as it ensures the smooth running of school. It shows that the school staff has a common purpose; i.e. to achieve the targets and provide the support required for a great learning environment for pupils and colleagues. When working in a team in a school, problems are exposed to a greater diversity of knowledge, skill and experience and therefore a greater variety of complex issues can be tackled effectively by pooling expertise and resources. Faster output is another benefit of a good teamwork. As no person can be good at everything and working in a team provides a great opportunity for the school staff to learn from each other’s skills and talents. Teacher teamwork is dependent on trusting, professional relationships with each other and with their supervisors. . As a result of teamwork, teachers and teaching assistants improve the ways in which they work together efficiently to meet the needs of children in their classes. Teachers working together and helping each other creates an atmosphere of teamwork that improves student performance and work morale. An important step to develop classroom team is to recognise the role of teaching assistants which is beneficial to the effective learning of all pupils. Teaching assistants provide support to teachers, pupils, school and curriculum. They work in the school alongside teachers and pupils by providing valuable support for teaching and learning activities. There is no such thing as a typical role since their job descriptions vary according to their qualifications and to the needs and expectations of the schools they attach. Teaching assistants play an important role in...
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