The goal of this information leaflet is to provide you with an explanation of the teaching training roles and responsibilities in education and training.
It includes how the role involves working with other professionals and the boundaries to be considered. It also summarises the key points of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice.
Your role and responsibilities will follow the following 5 steps of The Teaching & Learning Cycle:- Source: Gravells (2012)
1. Identifying needs
Firstly you will need to find out primarily what the potential needs of your students are.
Carry out interviews as necessary with students, identifying any barriers to learning.
2. Planning learning
You must prepare teaching and learning materials to ensure the requirements of the relevant subject syllabus are covered. You are also expected to prepare a scheme of work and lesson plans.
3. Facilitating Learning
You are expected to maintain professionalism in your teaching by establishing ground rules, conforming to professional codes of practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity.
You need to Mentor, coach and support individuals to facilitate personal, social and educational growth.
4. Assessing Learning
Ensure that your students are assessed throughout their course. This can also be done before and after each activity and at the end of each session.
Being positive, supportive, friendly and providing constructive criticism.
5. Quality assurance and Evaluation
You will be responsible for encouraging feedback from students and anyone else involved in the teaching/learning process assisting students to achieve the full potential, liaising with others (e.g. external verifiers) and to partake in the organisations own quality assurance feedback process.
Policies and procedures/boundaries and points of referral Another major role is setting and maintaining boundaries as mentioned in the teaching/training cycle based on the learning cycle developed by Kolb(1994) “ it’s important for the teacher to be clear about the role as part of the duty of care to the learners.
Besides your roles and responsibilities with the learners you need to be aware of the importance of safe guarding the students.
The boundaries with any learners are as simple as not having any involvement outside your teaching role and avoid any communication in any social media websites. As a teacher your aims is to help the learner however, If a learner requires any specific help you will refer them to the appropriate or most effective place/person as cited by Wilson (2008:23) are we the most effective person for the learner to consult? Therefore we need to refer them to get the specialist help the need.
During your working day you will come into contact with a number of professionals whose role it is to support you in your professional role, and your learners in relation to their educational and personal needs. You must be professional at all times, being aware of your boundaries not only with the students but also with your colleagues, superiors and outside organisations such as social services, the police, community venues Ofsted inspectors, internal verifiers, mentors to name a few. Your responsibilities as a professional are endless, so try to keep up by getting involved in all kind of training offered…