Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Teacher role and responsibilities – observation and task sheet
Consider the following:
• Centre code of practice
• Learner contracts
• Equal opportunities legislation
• Disability and discrimination legislation
• Health and Safety legislation
• Child protection
What are the implications of these policies and procedures for teachers outside the classroom?
The lifelong learning sector encompasses a wide range of different types of provision. Thus, the role of a teacher can be extremely diverse.They face the challenges of working within the context of set of Legislation. Legislation has a ...view middle of the document...
• Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
• COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
Teachers have to be a ware of the Legislation relating to Disability to make reasonable adjustments for learners inside and outside the classroom:
• DDA – Disability and Discrimination Act 1995
• DDA Part 4 Code of Practice 1995
• SENDA – Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001
The Human Rights legislation is to ensure that all learners have been treated equally on the basis of gender/ethnicity/disability/age/religion/sexual orientation:
• Sex Discrimination Act 1975
• Race Relations Act 1976 (amended 2000)
• Human Rights Act 1998
• Equality Act 2006
The lifelong learning teacher has responsibilities to ensure that current legislative requirements are met and to adapt a professional approach to work in the sector. The professional approach involves being aware and upholding current legislation and to adhere to all the legislation mentioned above and needs to be aware to any legislative responsibilities relevant to their subjects.
With reference to lessons you have observed, what impact do these...