Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning
Task A: Research Report.
(a) A summary of key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relevant to the role and responsibilities of the teacher.
Teachers must maintain their knowledge of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice and ensure that they are up to date with all current requirements, which are often subject to change. Some are generic and affect all who teach, whereas some are subject (or environment) specific. (Gravells 2012:19-22)
The Equality Act (2010), which harmonises some 20 previous pieces of Equalities legislation is important within the lifelong learning sector and helps ensure accessibility to …show more content…
At the Assessing Learning stage, boundaries may include an awarding body's demands, for example, external verification as well as the teacher's ability to listen to and react to feedback. Student feedback should be noted and acted upon within the limits of the course provider and/or the awarding body.
(c) A review of points of referral to meet the needs of learners
At all stages during the learning cycle, learners' needs should be identified and addressed. Some are simple to address, such as a request for handouts to be printed on coloured paper to assist a dyslexic student.
For specialist areas of need, a teacher should refer a learner elsewhere for assistance, which may be an internal or an external provision.
Depending on the type of organisation, internal points of referral could include learning support staff, interpreters, mentors, Student Support Services or the Daycare Nursery.
External points could include the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Job Centre Plus offices, which may assist with financial needs, and providing information on entitlements. If childcare is an issue, they could be referred to child care agencies. For other issues, such as substance misuse, emotional wellbeing etc, students could be referred to specialists