Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning

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Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning 1. Understand own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning 1.1 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities Legislation is a really important part of lifelong learning and as a teacher I should have an understanding of them. A few of the legislations that I think are vital to be wary of as a teacher are: • Disability Discrimination Act 1995 • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • Sex Discrimination Act 1975 • Equality Act 2010 • Race Relations Act 1976 • Data Protection Act 2008 Disability Discrimination Act 1995 ensures that as a facilitator I do not change the way I act or teach with learners if they have special needs, or disabilities. I should make sure my classroom is adapted to their needs but not make them feel inferior. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 covers the regulations of workplace health and safety. As a teacher I should be aware of hazards and risks and try and prevent them for example bags should be under tables not placed all over the floor which can lead to learners tripping over. Fire exits should not be blocked and learners should know when to exit and how to in a proper manner in case of an emergency. Sex Discrimination Act 1975 ensures that as a teacher I should not treat the students differently in favour of what sex they are. Equality Act 2010 makes sure that I treat all my students fairly whether they are special educational needs, have difficulties with communication, language and literacy, physical impairment, English as an additional language (EAL), race and ethnicity, religious belief, gender issues, social background and ability. I should not make any student feel as they are not being treated equally. Race Relations Act 1976 ensures that I as a teacher
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