Pttls - Task 2

PTTLS Task one Part 2

What are the main roles and responsibilities of a teacher/tutor in the lifelong learning sector?

How does promoting equality and diversity impact on the roles and responsibilities?

What are the professional boundaries which should be maintained?

Teacher’s roles, responsibilities and boundaries
There are 6 domains making up the overarching professional standards which are:
a) Professional standards and practice
b) Learning and teaching
c) Specialist learning and teaching
d) Planning for learning
e) Assessment for learning
f) Access and progression

The teacher’s role is to value all of their learners as individuals and to treat them equally and to create stimulating and effective opportunities within the class that enable the development and progression of all students. The teacher’s role is also to plan their sessions in advance utilising lesson plans and other preparation materials.
Completing attendance records and maintaining records of learner progress through methods such as tutorials and assessments is also vital.

All teachers have a duty of care to their learners which would include, inducting learners to the organisation of the course, carrying out one to one tutorials and reviews with learners. In following these procedures, the teacher must follow professional values and ethics, behave and speak appropriately and standardise their practice. Should a student have particular needs, the teacher must refer them to other agencies where necessary.

Self-evaluation is also necessary for the teacher to improve their practice. This may be in the form of research or reviews.

Legislation and codes of practice affecting the work of teachers and how these relate to your specialist subject

There is a wide range of legislation which the teacher must be aware of including:

• Equality act 2010

• Health and Safety Act 1974
• Data Protection Act 1998
• The Education Act 2011
• Special Needs and Disability Act...