Ptlls Assignment

The Role and Responsibilities of a Teacher and the Relationship between Different Professionals in Lifelong Learning.
The purpose of this essay is to explain the roles and responsibilities of a teacher within the Lifelong Learning Sector and highlight the skills that are expected for someone who is practising within this field. It will also describe the relationships between the teacher and different professionals within this sector.
In every profession there are roles and responsibilities and with this there are boundaries that are set in place to show the limit that that person is allowed to go. Roles and responsibilities are important because they give order to an organisation and allow personal and organisational objectives to be met, as those with roles will be accountable to their functions. Actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person are referred to as roles. The dictionary definition for role states that “it is the part played by a person in a particular situation” and “ones duties or actions”. Geddes & Grosset 2003.The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion is referred to as a responsibility. The definition for responsibility in the dictionary states “that it is a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation”. Geddes & Grosset 2003. All learning institutions are subject to legislation. These legislative requirements include the Equality Act 2010, Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (amended by the Special Education Needs and Disability Act 2001), the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Data Protection Act 1998 and the Race Relations Act 1975. A teacher is also responsible for ensuring the learning environment is a safe place, both physical and psychological and to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This includes the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, (RIDDOR) Reporting of Injuries, Diseases...