They have to be prepared to both support and challenge the head teacher and staff by gathering views asking questions and deciding what is best for the pupils. Senior Management Team This is usually the Head Teacher, Deputy Head and Heads of Departments, Special Needs Coordinators are sometimes members too. Their role is to set and manage the strategic direction of the school. They also lead any changes in the school and make sure the school is doing its best to deliver the strategic direction for the pupils attending the school. They are aware of the current state of the school and are key in launching new initiatives that can motivate the whole school and keep track of these initiatives once implemented.
The team must be aware of the current state of the school and manage this effectively, be imaginative in trying new ideas/initiatives in a manner that can get the whole school behind their ideas. They will need to be diligent in tracking changes and update the progress with appropriate actions that need to be addressed. | Teachers | Teaching staff prepare lessons to ensure students are engaged and that effective learning for all abilities takes place within the classroom. They prepare assignments/assessments and mark work that has been submitted to give students feedback. They ensure that the information they deliver is current and correct to best of their knowledge.
3.7 1.4 It is important that teachers assess children throughout their school life; it gives a clear understanding where a child could be falling behind. It also allows the teacher to alter their teaching styles where needed to benefit the child. Giving children the opportunity to discuss their learning will build their confidence and give them a better understanding of the learning that is required. Children are encouraged to get involved in discussions in the classroom, as it gives each child an opportunity to put their own point across, and if questions are asked and they get it wrong that’s ok! And it’s all part of the learning process.
As a teaching assistant I have to ensure that the appropriate resources are available, also with working with SEN students as appropriate, I need to ensure that there is differential work available as all work set in lessons is usually to a generic standard. I would achieve this by prior discussion with the teacher that will be delivering the lesson. It is my job to know which students need supporting in different areas of the work, for example numeracy or literacy support. I can achieve this by using an in house computer system to research each individual student I would be working with. I would need to know if I will be working on a 1:1 basis or with a group so I can plan accordingly.
TD 3.2 The role of school governance to educational stages in schools Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. It is important they get things right. How they do their job affects the interests of pupils, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community. They are not there to rubber stamp decisions. Governors are responsible for how the school is performing.
Inclusive learning should promote positive behaviour and conduct. A teacher needs to recognise that learner comes with different learning styles and needs. Maslow stated unless certain need are met the learner cannot progress. Malsow ‘s hierarchy of needs theory is: Learners needs have to to be met in order for leaners to be involved and focused on their learning. For individual learning styles to be met, within a good learning sessions a teacher will ensure he/she takes a multi-sensory approach to teaching, this way each learner can work to the best of their ability.
Conformity vs. Individuality State education and student individuality are what causes much tension in public schools. Schools want to achieve the same goal of producing a good student, but through what means? Are mandatory classes going to teach students to think for themselves of how to blend in with conformity and obey authority? It is in the schools best interest to balance these ideas and not lean towards only one, and not have a school only based on conformity or individuality, but should balance both. Mandatory classes are used to set a basic system and to set standard classes for everyone, since everyone must learn the same things such as math, reading, and science.
Planning - the teacher will ask her staff to look over her planning and to give an opinion on it, if the staff feel there could be any improvements then they will tell the teacher. Delivery - we would make sure all the equipment needed for the lesson is all ready for when the pupils come to do the lesson. The teacher may ask for one member of staff to work 1-1 with a pupil to keep them on task, and the rest of the staff to support the other pupils. We would take our lead from the teacher and listen to what she wants us to do. Review - we would review the lesson at the end of the day and talk about what we thought went well and what we thought could do with improving.
Students awarded Qualified Teacher Status need to “Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment” (DfES, 2012). According to a review by EPP (2004), Initial Teacher Education (ITE) is a crucial focus for action in the area of behaviour management as it provides a unique opportunity to establish the foundations for effective practice. Under jurisdiction, the United Kingdom Government has the responsibility to provide free, compulsory education for all primary aged children allowing children to reach the best of their abilities achieving their fullest potential (United Nations, 1989). I believe it is therefore the responsibility of all teachers to keep updated with current research to provide each and every child they teach, the best possible positive and safe engaging learning environments that they can. I believe that as a teacher you are not only a provider of knowledge but also a role model for a child.
Evelyn McCulley Comprehensive Technology Plan Grand Canyon University EDU 225 May 22, 2011 Technology has come a long ways from the time that I was in school. Technology has become the focus of our education today and is the building blocks to help students live their lives and achieve their personal and academic goals. Computers are a large facet of our future allowing students to learn through the advances of technology to help them succeed into adulthood. Mission Statement Through acknowledgement of the impact of technology in our lives, our educators and students are equipped with the mindset of the vitality of technology as a tool in the educational process. I would want to teach the students using a variety of technology