Roles and Responsibilities of a Teacher

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Roles and Responsibilities of a Teacher

In order to be successful in the Lifelong Learning Sector a teacher must take a number of things into consideration in order to relay information in an appropriate manner that results in the most significant positive outcome (Fawbert 2005).
Fawbert (2005) also highlights 8 key areas, as set out by the Further Education National Training Organisation (FENTO), of the teaching and training developmental process that should be followed in order to meet the standards required of a professional teacher in post-compulsory education and are as follows:
  * Assessing the needs of learners
  * Planning and preparing schemes of work and lesson plans aimed at both groups and individuals
  * Developing and using a variety of teaching and learning techniques as well as appropriate resources
  * Managing the learning of students
  * Providing students with support
  * Assessment of students learning
  * Reflecting and evaluating one’s own teaching and implementing improvements into future lessons
  * Meeting professional requirements

It is not only the passing on knowledge to students that is important, as a teacher will find themselves in a position of authority. This allows them to somewhat mould and develop those students under their tuition and instil social and personal qualities by being an appropriate role model.
Teachers also need to be aware of responsibilities such as the safety of their students and confidentiality issues that may arise. Teachers must remember that it is every student’s right to be treated as an equal and even the most difficult and trying of students should receive the same attention and fair treatment as others. This can be achieved by continually monitoring equality and diversity policies, thus allowing the teacher to take into account individual differences.
In addition Armitage et al (2001) state that a good teacher is one who can demonstrate a high level of communication...