For the purpose of this essay I will be looking into my roles, responsibilities and relationships in the lifelong learning.
For the past five years and half years I have worked at Colchester Institute. I initially worked as a learning support assistant providing support for a alternative education programme. For the past six months I have assumed the role of Assessor on the programme.
This programme provides education for disaffected 15-16 year olds who cannot access mainstream education. The members of the group are both male and female who have a variety of issues, many have challenging behaviour.
1.1 In my role as an assessor it is my responsibility for me to keep up to date with all relevant legislation and codes of practice
Some examples are;
Children Act (2004)- Every child matters
This act is to make sure that professionals work together to maintain the welfare of children. There are five outcomes for this * Be healthy * Stay safe * Enjoy and achieve * Make a positive contribution * Achieve economic well-being
I have to ensure I include these outcomes in planning and delivering sessions to my learners.
Protection of Children Act (1999) and Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006)
An important Part of this act to ensure all professionals working with young people have undergone a vetting process. I underwent a CRB check before starting my role.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
This is an act to ensure everyone takes responsibility to provide a safe working environment for other professional and learners. It is my responsibility ensure classrooms and teaching areas are a safe environment and to report any equipment that is faulty/broken. This is especially important if I am teaching in a sports hall, gym or outdoors.
There are lots of different Codes of Practice I have to follow in my