Unit 206 Essay

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Level 2 206 Help improve own and team practice in schools 1) Describe the importance of effective team practice in school. Mention the function and objectives of the team in which they work. Ref 3.1, 3 Making a school successful takes more than individual effort, it takes teamwork. Individuals need to work together towards shared goals and commitments focusing on meeting the academic and social needs of all pupils in the school.Whilst it is important to know and succeed in your own role within the school it is also beneficial to have knowledge of others roles within your team and how you all can work effectively together.It is crucial for the team to have regular meetings to enable the staff to implement new ideas or plans, solve problems, discuss, prioritise and accomplish important tasks, which in all will benefit the pupil’s education and school experience. Characteristics of an effective teamLack of selfishnessA sense of common purposeShared ResponsibilityParticipationRegular and open communicationUnityRespect and trustCommitment to the aimThe purpose and objectives of the team in which you work Supporting a named childIf you work with an individual child you may also work alongside others such as SENCO or external professionals, who may come into the school such as the following, Education welfare officer Physiotherapist Occupational therapists Educational psychologist Speech and language therapist Specialist teachers Giving general support within a specific class or departmentWithin a primary school the purpose of thee assistant is to work with the class teacher and in many cases with other adults and assistants who may work together. Within a year groupIf the school in which you work is large with more than one class per year, year groups will need to work closely and support one another in controlling and planning the pupils work.As part
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