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Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training (H/505/0053)

1.1Roles of a teacher.

As a teacher, one of your main roles is to motivate your learners to develop their ability and aspiration to learn. You can read about delivering training and facilitating learning, but in reality
you do much more than that. the role is not just about teaching a subject or preparing learners for assessment. The focus of the role relates very much to inspiring your learners to change and develop their personal, social and professional skills to the best of their ability. In this respect, your ultimate aim is to enable your learners to understand how to take responsibility for their own development. You can do this by planning and preparing teaching and learning activities that take account of the needs and well-being of individual learners as well as groups of learners.

Some key aspects of the role as a teacher may be:
Carrying out initial and/or diagnostic assessments;
Clear communication with your learners,
Promoting appropriate behaviour,
Identifying and meeting individual learners needs,
Being aware of the support mechanisms available,
Being organised and equipped for the session,
Being reflective, which means learning from successes as well as mistakes.

Responsibilities as a teacher?
As a teacher, a primary responsibility is to ensure that learners are enrolled onto the correct course, in terms of meeting their needs, abilities and aspirations. Further to this, you need to ensure that your learner is on the appropriate course in terms of meeting their award and organisational requirements. In order to do this you will probably have responsibility for the following:

Promoting a safe and supportive learning environment,
Promoting equality and diversity, Safeguarding,
Adhering to key legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice,
Modelling professional behaviour at all times to inspire your...