Explain how you could promote inclusion, equality and diversity with your current/future learners. Identify other points of referral available to meet the potential needs of learners
LO 1.3 LO1.4
As teacher we must be non-judgmental and accept individual differences and treat learners equally and fairly. Diversity brings an assortment of experiences, views and differences to a group of learners. As a teacher each learner must be included in the learning environment. We need to look at the different learning styles, what resources’ are available, the importance of suitable accommodation for the lesson and what support is available to help the teacher and the learners.
We must provide an inclusive ethos and environment, valuing and respecting diversity while ensuring equality of opportunity for all in every aspect of our teaching. It is important to plan for each lesson that reflects diversity and that different learning styles are adapted, differentiating for learning styles. The learning environment needs to safe and supportive, with the teacher able to challenge any inappropriate comments or behaviour.
The Equality Act 2010 unifies previous legislation and protects people from discrimination involving
* Sexual orientation
* Religion or belief
We must attend to all 6 equality elements above within its approach to equality and the well being of all learners and have other points of referral to meet the needs of learners. These points of referral can be;
* Qualified Counsellor
* Appropriate specialised service
* Social Services
* Career Guidance
* Financial/welfare support
* Additional Learning Support
* Crèche Facilities
* International offices for overseas learners (Visa Services, UK Border Agency)
* Job Centre, Benefits office
* Local Council, Housing offices
As a teacher we need to be aware of internal and outside points of referral for...