Teaching assistants must be aware of all statutory frameworks that affect their own delivery of the curriculum, health and safety, child protection and any others aspects of school life whether it be social or academic. A. Equality of opportunity. Classroom assistants have an important role in ensuring pupilsâ€™ equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. Some pupils need additional or different support in order to have equality of opportunity, and classroom assistants are often employed to provide this for individuals or small groups of pupils. Sometimes, working under the direction of the teacher, classroom assistants will work with the whole class in order to free up the teacher to work with individual pupils who need special attention.
Legislations affect how schools work by ensuring that pupils, staff, parents, and visitors are safe in the school setting. The legislation in schools allows pupils and staff to be aware of their rights within the school setting. The legislations are put in place to ensure that children are in a safe environment to learn and continue learning. The legislation allows the school setting to run smoothly as the legislations are being adhered to by staff and pupils which helps keep the school setting calm. 4.3 Explain the roles of regulatory bodies relevant to the education sector which exist to monitor and enforce the legislative framework including: .
Physiotherapists/occupational therapists work with children outside the school but to support the progress of the pupil may also visit the school to attend any meetings regarding the pupil. Question: Question 6 Answer: The ethos of a school along with its values, aims and mission statement should all be reflected in the school environment. These should all be perceptible to anyone spending time in a school watching both the pupils and staff.
A daycare with high quality provides plenty of benefits for children. Daycare teaches children to learn, share, take turns, and prepare each child for onset task for school. Daycare helps children to ease separation anxiety, and get used to being around other people. To find an excellent high-quality daycare you will have to start with the basics. For instance trained caregivers, who are committed to the center; along with a clean play area.
‘Having a voice, having a choice’. Children have the right to take part not only giving opinions but choosing their agenda and making their own decisions. Children and young people’s participation is to make sure that all views are heard and valued in the taking of decisions which affect them, to make sure they are supported in making positive contribution to their schools and local community. It is important to focus on all of the rules relating to child protection and safeguarding, confidentiality and data protection. It is important that all children and young people are involves ad take part in a wide range of decision making
This is so children feel safe and secure to enable them to develop effectively. Staff need to understand that the policies and procedures are put in place to protect children and what they can do in their role to ensure they are following them. There are many policies and procedure in place not only to protect children but staff too, each school should have a display or folder to outline these. A few examples
Therefore, it is imperative that the school finds a new, research-based positive discipline program designed to teach students expected social behavior. In order to do so, all teachers must participate in professional development to ensure that the discipline policy is consistent throughout the grade levels. With a positive discipline policy, students similar to Joey would learn and practice expected behavior; thus, reducing the occurrences of discipline problems. In addition, all students will come to feel safe, valued, and respected within the school
The aims of equality policies and procedures in early child care and education is to encourage children and adults to achieve their full potential, making the environment a place where everyone feels valued and respected. The staff working with children should improve their knowledge about culture, beliefs and disabilities, in order to prepare children to live in a diverse society. Having written policy and procedures in the setting will help the staff to provide a high quality childcare practice. Staff and parents meetings should be used also for discussion about discrimination and prejudice concerns in order to be solved and to create new strategies and programme to use for making children understand the equality and
Step one to doing that is by making sure school rules and policies, are consistent with state laws. You can also include school staff, parents, and students when developing rules and policies. Giving students a role in making them can help them set their own responsibility. Parental involvement can reinforce the assurance the safety of their kid aswell. All students have the right to an educational atmosphere that is free from verbal and/or physical abuse.
The most important current legislation and regulation in UK are Childrenâ€TMs Act 2004, Childrenâ€TMs Act 2006 and Lord Lamingâ€TMs report. It means that all professionals and everyone who is care of children and young people must be aware of the legal aspects. It also gives guidelines to schools and agencies how to deal with problems and issues relating to children. Childrenâ€TMs Act 2004 â€ “ it was established to offer legal groundwork to the Every Child Matters document for the care and support of children.
If all members of the school community are using the same principles and techniques when managing behaviour, it is much more likely that the children will respond in a positive way. The children will know the range of rewards and dispensations, and the order in which they will be used, no matter who is speaking to them about their behaviour. Workforce re-modelling has had an impact on a number of different professionals who are now working in schools. Support staff and midday supervisors, as well as those running extended school provision, should know the importance and impact of consistent methods. It is also important that support staff are given status within the school so that they are respected in the same way as fully qualified teaching
The principles of relationship building with Children, Young people and Adults need to be nurtured in order to maintain the relationship that has already formed. All parties need to feel secure and comfortable around one another in order to build further trust and open up and talk effectively about any subjects and issues. Teaching assistants need to act as good role models to the children, young people and adults. Teaching assistants need to be polite, considerate, empathic and good at identifying and sorting out problems as they are also regarded as a representative of the school. The children and young people need to be encouraged and praised with their academic life and showed by staff that they are accepted for what they are and receive
The roles of other support staff such as cleaners, dinner staff, caretakers, administrative staff are integral to the daily running of the school. Each role ensures the school runs smoothly and safely for the pupils attending. 2.b) Many schools also have external professionals who help pupils with any additional needs such as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) or an Educational Psychologist. They are an important part of the school and help pupils meet the performance standards needed.
The pupil’s attainment and achievements are monitored by their teacher, and where a pupil isn’t making as much progress as their peers or falling behind then additional support will be provided. St Margaret’s ensure that all staff can identify and provide for those pupils who have speech, language and communication needs to allow them to join in with the activities of the school. They also work to ensure that children with SLCN are able to reach their full potential and are fully included within the school community.