Role, Responsibilties and Boundaries

My understanding of the role of the teacher is to teach and reach the levels of all students. In order to achieve this, a number of steps need to be followed; these can be clearly explained through the five steps of the training cycle. “It’s called a cycle as you can start at any point, but you must follow through all the other points for teaching & learning to be effective”. (Gravells, 2008, p27)
At the identifying needs and planning stage I would need to obtain an awareness of all of my students and their specific needs.   The initial route for this would be at the interview stage where I would question each student, gain an understanding of their previous experience and their motivations for participating in the course.   I would also set a pre course task which would enable me to assess the perspective learner’s varying styles of writing and the amount of help required to complete the course.   This in turn could help me identify the most useful methods of teaching to implement during the course.  
It is essential for a teacher to know their boundaries within their role, obvious boundaries would be the appropriateness of the teacher/learner relationship and also understanding when a student requires further support beyond my remit, it is therefore essential to understand my limitations of my role and be aware of the referral opportunities so that I can do so appropriately
Session planning would encompass specific requirements from the necessary educational body which would be providing the qualification.   For example for my students to obtain a City & Guilds qualification would mean that I would have to follow their syllabus and not deviate from their criteria.   This is a huge responsibility for a teacher, I would have to create a safe environment, establish open and trusting relationships and to deliver the learning to the students in an interesting and engaging manner to ensure a successful level of learning.   It would be essential to set up a course...