1.1 Explain the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training.
The role of a teacher is not just that of imparting knowledge but often also includes: role modeller – this can have a positive or negative effect on a learner depending on their experience of the teacher mentor – this includes listening and encouraging; a learner may then be inspired to gain confidence protector – the teacher has to learn to identify possible problems occurring within the class environment during a lesson and how to intervene in a positive way should a situation arise creator – an environment set by the teacher can be either positive or negative. Learners will be feel safer and enabled in a warm, happy and nurturing environment.
It is the responsibility of the teacher to identify the learner’s individual needs, skills and knowledge and be able to use a variety of methods to motivate and encourage them. They also have an obligation to create and facilitate opportunities for learning. It is vital that teachers plan lessons; use resources to support lessons; do research before planning/delivering lessons; assess learner’s; evaluate sessions; self-reflect and analyse lessons; keep records and attendance lists (register).
1.2 List and explain the key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities.
Current key legislative requirements are:
Health and Safety at work Act 1974
The Equality Act 2010
Data Protection 1998
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Disability and Discrimination Act 1995 (onwards)
Further regulatory requirements would be:
Child Protection Guidelines
Every Child Matters 2003
With regards to codes of practice:
Terms and conditions of own employment
Policies and procedures relating to place of employment; including Health and Safety
Disciplinary and grievance policies
Key responsibilities also include:
Keeping up-to-date with own knowledge and skills-set
Complying with policies and procedures of own organisation as well as codes of practice and legislation
Maintaining professional relationships
1.3 Explain ways to promote equality and value diversity.
The Equality Act 2010 unifies previous legislation and protects people from discrimination by identifying ‘protected characteristics’ which are:
Race (including ethnic or national origins, colour and nationality)
Disability Religion or belief (including lack of belief)
Pregnancy and maternity
Marriage and civil partnership
There’s also increased protection for people discriminated against by ‘association or perception’. It