Ann Gravells states the importance of keeping uptodate with legislation and codes of practise in Preparing to Teach in the LifeLong Learning Sector. According to Gravells it is important to do so “to ensure you are remaining current with your knowledge and practise, and any changes or updates that have taken place.”
I comply with various generic legislation and codes of practise which relate to my role as a teacher and some that are specific to the subjects I teach i.e. assessor and verifier awards, management, helath & socialcare (adults and children) and some specific to my organisation.
As a teacher I need to be aware of and comply with the following:
• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
• shall be the duty of every employee while at work—
• (a)to take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work; and
• (b)as regards any duty or requirement imposed on his employer or any other person by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions, to co-operate with him so far as is necessary to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with
• Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.
• Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005 (DDA).
• Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (designed to bring education within the remit of the DDA through the addition of Part 4 DDA 1995).
• Equality Act 2010. the Act is to consolidate the complicated and numerous array of Acts and Regulations, which formed the basis of anti-discrimination law in Great Britain. This was, primarily, the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Race Relations Act 1976, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and three major statutory instruments protecting discrimination in employment on grounds of religion or belief, sexual orientation and ageIt requires equal treatment in access to employment as well as private and public services, regardless of the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. In the case of gender, there are special protections for pregnant women. In the case of disability, employers and service providers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to their workplaces to overcome barriers experienced by disabled people.
1.1Identify legislation and policies which are designed to promote the human rights,inclusion equal ife chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities •Disability Discrimination Act •Human Rights Act •Equality Act •Health and Social Care Act (Regulated activities) •Essential Standards •Mental Capacity Act. •National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 •Company policies ...
• Data Protection Act 1998. • Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (The Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003).
• IfL Code of Practice for Teachers (2008) covers the activities of teachers in Lifelong learning sector. Gravells, a the code is based on seven behaviours, namely: professional integrity, respect, reasonable care, professiponal practise, criminal defense disclosure, responsibility during institute investigations, responsibility.
• Safer practice, safer learning (2007) – responsibilities for safeguarding vulnerable adults in the learning and skills sector – published by NIACE and DES. The LSC Single Equality Scheme 2007-10: Our Strategy for Equality and Diversity (LSC, 2007) identifies their strategy for ensuring legal requirements are met and is relevant to all organisations funded by the LSC (Learning and Skills Council), link http://readingroom.lsc.gov.uk/lsc/National/nat-singleequalityscheme-30apr07.pdf [pic] Although mainly relevant for teachers working with learners under 19 or vulnerable adults under 25 years of age, you should also look at: • Protection of Children Act 1999.
• Every Child Matters
Every Child Matters (ECM) is a UK government initiative for England and Wales, that was launched in 2003, at least partly in response to the death of Victoria Climbié Its main aims are for every child, whatever their background or circumstances, to have the support they need to: • Be healthy
" the task for the teacher (teaching science) is to find ways of helping children transform their own beliefs into ideas and explanations more consonant with the explanations accepted by conventional science." McGuigan and shilling p 26 The constructivist approach to teaching advocates that the teaching stems from the child's own beliefs and ideas. " Constructivist learning - That teachers should ...
• Stay safe
• Enjoy and achieve
• Make a positive contribution
• Achieve economic well-being
Gravells, Ann: Preparing tpo Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector : fourth Edition. • Safer practice, safer learning (2007) Responsibilities for safeguarding vulnerable adults in the learning and skills sector, NIACE
• LSC (2007) Single Equality Scheme: Our Strategy for Equality and Diversity Online: http://readingroom.lsc.gov.uk/lsc/National/nat-singleequalityscheme-30apr07.pdf [pic] http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/37/section/7