UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TEACHERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING.
INTRODUCTION: As a key part of our teaching and education training we need to develop knowledge and understanding of our roles, responsibilities and relationships within the teacher, student environment. I see this valuable to my progression and career development. The initial task was to produce a job description on my ideal job. Through research and reading, I was able to extend my knowledge and understanding of the importance to the following areas: TEACHING ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: My role and responsibilities as a teacher are paramount for success and a clear understanding of what is required is important for the student’s progress and building professional relationships within the College or educational environment. As a teacher I have a responsibility to deliver teaching that is suitable for each student’s individual needs, keeping the learning styles varied and interesting and ensuring suitable resources are available. Ongoing assessment of their progress and knowledge, keeps both the student and myself informed. This could highlight early signs that a student is under performing and perhaps the need to liaise with additional support teams; it would also provide clear aims and objectives for the student. THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUAL LEARNERS AND POINTS OF REFERRAL TO MEET THEIR NEEDS: There will always be different strengths and weaknesses within a group of students. Careful planning ensures that every student is able to reach their full potential. The ‘Tomlinson Report, (1996) contributed largely towards inclusive practice, meeting the needs of the students, supporting learning styles and a range of teaching methods. Even with careful planning and delivery, there would possibly be a time to seek a point of referral for additional support, including, my line manager, other colleagues, learning support or skills for life specialists. Other areas...
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