Describe how you act in class in order to be an effective role model for the standards of behaviour expected in pupils?
As a Teaching Assistant I must ensure that my relationship with pupils is appropriate to their age, gender, disability, ethnic origin and their abilities. My conduct and language all require care and thought, particularly when dealing with adolescent boys and girls.
As a Teaching Assistant I must maintain high standards of personal moral conduct when engaged in professional activity and this must also be carried on outside of the school environment. All staff have a responsibility to maintain confidence in their ability to safeguard the welfare and best interests of children and young people. They must not
• Make sexual remarks to pupils; discuss their own or pupils sexual relationships in inappropriate settings or contexts.
• Make personal comments about young people
• Scapegoat children or encourage other children to do so
• Demean or humiliate pupils by use of language and actions
• Behave in a manner which would lead any reasonable person to question their suitability to work with children or act as a role model.
Dress and Appearance
As a Teaching Assistant I would dress appropriately for my professional role, as opposed to that which may be adopted in my personal life. All schools have clear rules and expectations with regard to acceptable dress and appearance which apply to staff and pupils.
• promote a professional and positive image
• be appropriate to their role
• may not be viewed as offensive, revealing, or sexually provocative
• does not distract, cause embarrassment or give rise to misunderstanding
• is absent of any slogans
• may be considered discriminatory
Duty of Care
All staff are accountable for the way in which they exercise authority; manage risk; use resources appropriately and actively protect pupils from discrimination and avoidable harm.
• protect children from emotional...