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.
It is vital to protect the rights of children’s with disabilities and these safeguards aid in doing so. Within them the rights and responsibilities of parents, children, agencies, and the school district, are outlined in detail. They protect children and families by making sure each component is explained within their native language and in their preferred mode of communication. They are also protected by making sure that parents are always well informed on what the school is proposing or refusing to do, as early as possible so that parents can participate in the school’s proposed actions or respond to its refusals. The procedural safeguards also lay out every procedure within special education, so that parents and the school district know exactly what steps must be taken.
There are many ways in which they have to comply, and the employer is responsible for the health and safety procedures and these will vary depending of the type of school, but they are required to carry out risk assessments and suitable procedures for any new situation which may increase the risks for example when on a school trip, comply with, complete and allow access to any appropriate paperwork which could be requested during an inspection under the Act, provide a school health and safety policy and ensure that all staff are aware and understand it. It is vitally important that all areas of the school are safe for children. This includes in addition to those mentioned above ensuring that classroom furniture, PE equipment and other specialised equipment such as that used in chemistry etc. as well as playground furniture are in a satisfactory condition in order to avoid any accidents while learning or playing
The provision of a safe and secure learning environment for all its pupils should be provided through recognizing the importance of welcoming diversity and equal opportunities. The atmosphere within a school should be positive, with this being reflected in the attitudes of the staff and pupils, all caring for and taking pride in their surroundings and in how the learning journey of each pupil takes
11-12), the basic principle of the inclusive school is that learning should be done by all children together, if possible, in spite of any differences or difficulties may have. Inclusive schools have to know and act in response to the various needs of their students, accepting both different styles and rates of learning and ensuring quality education to all through suitable curriculum, organizational planning, teaching techniques and strategies, partnerships with their communities and resource use. There should be a continuum of support and services to match the continuum of special needs encountered in every
Equality- When in a work setting equality is achieved when all children have equal opportunities to participate in different activities. This can also be seen as showing ‘’equal concern’’ for each individual child. This means we should meet the needs of all children and families. Equality of opportunity is making sure that everyone in the society is treated equally and fairly in order to reach each individuals potential. In a childcare setting it is important to provide learning opportunities for children that explore their own identity
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
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.
Culturally Responsive Learning Environment A culturally responsive learning environment is an environment in which teachers strive for equality and fairness in schools. It is an environment where minorities feel safe, understood, and accepted. More than that, being culturally responsive means celebrating the diversity of all cultures. Understanding what culture is and how culture dictates peoples’ actions is the first step in learning how to create a culturally responsive learning environment. Understanding Culture As a person grows up, they are surrounded and engulfed with their culture.
All of them are related to one another. But, among all the above factors, the teacher has the most important role for efficient and quality learning. Markley (2011) stated that Good and qualified teachers are essential for efficient functioning of educational systems and for enhancing the quality of learning. A good teacher and actions to be taken on his part in the classroom play a vital role in provoking effective and efficient learning on the part of the students. Parents trust their children to be taught and educated at school, to be hoped that they will become good and qualified human beings.