Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of a Teacher

Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training.

In the following document I intend to explain the teaching role and the responsibilities of the teacher in education and training. I will also look at the ways in which to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment and demonstrate an understanding of   the relationships between teachers and other professionals in education and training.

The role of a teacher of course is to teach – to pass on knowledge and skills to learners. In class as a group we came up with the following qualities necessary to be a good teacher inspire, motivate, interesting, accurate, ensures achievement and to be a good role model but in reality a good portion of my and other teachers’ working day is spent doing other associated duties.

Roles of the Teacher

Teaching-related roles

A teacher must write schemes of work and lesson plans, prepare resources, prepare and deliver teaching sessions, mark work, give feedback, act as an internal verifier and take part in course development.

Administrative roles

A teacher must write reports, mark registers, keep learners’ records, implement quality procedures and these must correspond to the expectations of parents, employers and examining bodies.

Institutional Roles

Attend parents’/ open evenings; preparing prospectus entries; dealing with course enquiries; mentor new colleagues; attend meetings; provide data.

Pastoral roles

Act as a personal tutor, chase absences, deal with lateness or behavioral problems.

A teacher must also follow a code of conduct originally provided by the Institute   for
Learning (IFL) which covers Integrity, Respect, Care, Practice, Disclosure and

Alongside this they must “exemplify good practice” - shared practice of high
professional standards.

Legislation that relates to...