A formativie assessment is a variety of informal and formal assessments measures that are used by teachers during the learning process in order to adapt teaching and learning activities to improve a child’s attainment in school, it is designed to give pupils feedback in order to improve in their learning and help a pupil understand what is expected of them in relation to their educational success and give ideas as to how to develop their work. In order for formative assessment to be effective, there must be a whole school approach which includes teachers in each year group assessing with subject leaders to ensure consistency within year groups in order to maintain high individual pupil progress. Informal/Formative teacher assessments are carried out by teachers throughout the course of their teaching by using assessment
Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role. My duties and responsibilities whilst in my work placement include supporting not only the children and the teacher but also i support the curriculum and the school. By doing this, i work under the guidance of the teacher/senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work/care/support programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom. This will involve assisting the teacher in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources.The primary focus is to maintain good order and to keep pupils on task. Support for the Pupils: Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
2.1 School Governors School Governors work as a team and come together from volunteers from the local community, parents and teachers this is so they have a adequate diversity of views and experience. The Governing body is accountable for the performance of the school, plans the schools future direction, selects the head teacher, makes decisions on the schools budget and staffing, including the performance management policy. They makes sure the curriculum is followed and taught well. Decides how the school can encourage its aims and values. School governors are at the heart of how a school operates, how they do there job effects the interests of pupils, staff and the reputation of a school in the community.
Being able to work together as a group is very important, illustrating to pupils that team is essential for a society to work in harmony. This would entail that each member of the team to take on a specific role, sharing ideas and achievements. A team leader, would lead the group with the main goal of achieving a smooth running of tasks, the team leader of a school is the head teacher. Effective teamwork among the school staff is very important as it ensures the smooth running of school. It shows that the school staff has a common purpose, targets and greater support would be achieved, an environment that would encourage greater and more effective learning would result in the pupils knowledge being more diversified.
Teaching Assistant level 3Assignment 3 Student Name: Shazna Begum Student Number: SHA851BE Tutor: Mr Ken Smith Question 1: Why is it important to observe and assess pupils development? Precise observations and assessments are vital to efficient educational training. Cautious analysis enables both the teacher and teaching assistant to make assessments linking to each individual’s behaviour, learning techniques, stages of development and maturation, curriculum advantages and disadvantages, contemporary learning needs and attainments. These observations and assessments can help underline and commemorate individuals advantages and also discover any disadvantages in their learning. It can outline the basis for the partial development of the right learning needs and abilities and may also be constructive preliminary stage for future learning prospects There are many rationales why it’s significant to observe and assess pupils’ development.
This could be related to learning or a disability. A SENCO will assess children and if necessary develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP), that will give everyone targets to work to for the best outcome for the child. These targets are regularly reviewed and updated, to see that progress is achieved. The SENCO will support both children and parents, involving both to ensure that the child is supported in the best possible way. Teachers The teacher is responsible for teaching the children with guidelines
Teaching Assistant Level 3 – Assignment 11 Question 1: Outline procedures for ensuring that Individual Education Plans for pupils are in place and regularly reviewed. Provide examples of the relevant forms, e.g. an Individual Education Plan; review sheets for pupil comments, parent comments and staff comments; record of review. Remember confidentiality. Individual Education Plans (IEP) has an educational purpose; it provides evidence of the agreed special educational interventions and other supports to be provided for the pupil together with recording parent, pupil and teachers’ professional views.
Teachers have a huge responsibility towards students; their main aim is to ensure that all students have the chance to perform to the best of their ability in the classroom. A powerful tool that if used well and done correctly by a teacher, could potentially change a student’s time in school to be a positive, beneficial and fulfilling educational experience. This tool is known as assessment; according to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD, 2009) “assessment is the ongoing process of gathering, analyzing and reflecting on evidence to make informed and consistent judgments to improve future student learning”. Assessments have many purposes and need to meet requirements for a number of sources, they are important for teachers, students, parents and schools. There are three types of assessments that are used in the classroom (DEECD, 2009): 1.
The guidance and counselling of students is an integral component of the educational mission of the school and it is an interpersonal relationship in which one person attempts to help another person to understand and cope with his problems in the area of education, vocation and family relationship Guidance and counselling services and programs promote the personal/social, educational, and career development of all students. The school counsellor develops a comprehensive, developmental guidance and counselling program with their school team to meet the needs for their context and specific school population. This development process includes identifying needs, implementing and monitoring programs, as well as adjusting plans based on the developmental needs of students. The role of the Guidance Counsellor falls into three areas: 1. Educational Guidance and Counselling - providing support at key moments during your time in school.
Creating a Productive Learning Environment Jennifer Glencer Nova Southeastern University Abstract This paper focuses on the learning environment and how to create it productively. Classroom arrangement and goal oriented atmospheres can allow a teacher to have a learning environment where students have a sense of community and are productively engaged. Rules and procedures that are enforced on a regular basis can also add to the classroom. A teacher with respect for every student and withitness will have a productive learning environment for the students. Creating a Productive Learning Environment Teachers have long known that learning environments have to be productive for students to succeed.