Pttls Assignment 1

Unit 301

1.1 Explain teaching role and responsibilities in Education and Training
The roles and responsibilities of a teacher are varied depending upon the setting you are in, but there are key elements to being an effective teacher that you can follow and adapt to any learning environment. You will have the skills that enable you to listen, support and guide, be inspiring for students whilst motivating effectively. In creating a positive learning environment, you should make learning fun, interesting and informative. You will also be expected to keep records of students’ progress to track and plan around individual learners needs. Following the SMART teaching theory, setting Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic and Time bound goals for students is a core theory you should use in your teaching setting. Your primary aim is to enable each learner to achieve to the best of their ability through working in a safe and supportive environment at all times. As well as that, you should always be aware that as you are responsible for a learner’s education, you should therefore maintain a high level of professionalism at all times. This means that you have a duty to follow your employer’s policies regarding confidentiality, safeguarding and child protection. It is equally as important to create a professional relationship with parents of students in order to feedback effectively.
1.2 Key aspects of Legislation, regulations and codes relating to your own role
Legislation plays a key part throughout your teaching career and it is important to be familiar with those that relate to you and your setting in order to maintain a professional working environment. Not only for yourself, but also for your students and colleagues working alongside you. Listed below are two examples of Legislations relating to a teaching role.

Safeguarding and Vulnerable Groups Act (2006)
Teachers and teaching assistants play a key role in safeguarding and should have regular training in...