Pttls Task a Guidance Document

001 Roles,   Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning
Guidance Document
As a teacher it is important to keep up to date with all the relevant legislation and codes of practice to ensure you are remaining current with your knowledge and skills. These can be grouped in i.e. generic, relating to your role as a teacher, and specific, i.e. relating to your specialist subject. Gravells (2012) p19
There are many legislations and codes of practice that must be adhered to along with policies and procedures, these are there as a guide to protect both teachers and students. It is our responsibility to be aware of current legislation and codes of practice and ensure they are upheld.
Listed below are the generic legislations, regulatory requirements and codes of practice however these are not inclusive of those specific to your organisation.
• Copyright and Designs and Patents Act (1988) it is illegal to copy software without the permission of the person or company who owns the copyright for the software.
• Data Protection Act (2003) controls how personal information is used by organisations in relation to obtaining, holding or disclosing such information. .
• Equality Act (2010) protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society, includes   disability, sex , race and other   grounds of discrimination in the legislation,
• Freedom of Information Act (2000) simply gives you the right to access information held about you by an organisation.
• Health and Safety Act (1974) imposes obligations on employers and employees within an organisation to follow in relation to their roles and responsibilities ensuring the health safety and welfare of all.  
• Human Rights Act (1998) gives basic rights to all. All public bodies must adhere to the act and courts must interpret UK law in accordance with European Convention on human rights.
• Institute for Learning (IfL) Code of professional practice (2008) was introduced by the IfL to outline the...