Level 3 Aet

Information Leaflet for Mentoring New Staff Members

This leaflet is designed as an aid to help mentors when supporting new members of staff within the organisation; it will outline some procedures and be a useful reference point in education and training

What are your roles as a teacher?

As a teacher, one of your main roles is to motivate your learners to develop their ability and aspiration to learn.
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. Aspects of your role as a teacher may be as follows:
  * Carrying out initial and/or diagnostic assessments;
  * Clear communication with your learners and professionals;
  * Plan lessons, find and prepare materials;
  * Keep records, produce schemes of work, lesson plans, attendance records;
  * Promoting appropriate behaviour and respect for others;
  * Identifying and meeting individual learners’ needs;
  * Being aware of the support mechanisms available;
  * Organisation;
  * Being reflective, which means learning from successes as well as mistakes so as to improve the learner’s experience.

What are your 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. Aspects of your responsibility as a teacher may be as follows:
  * Promoting a safe and supportive learning environment (safeguarding);
  * Promoting equality and diversity (E&D);
  * Adhering to key legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice, some subject specific;
  * Professional behaviour and conduct at all times to inspire your learners;...