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Key Stage 1 Primary school Teacher The role of a Primary School Teacher Primary School Teachers are the key element of a Childs learning. Primary school teachers who work within key stage 1 work with children aged between five and seven. Primary school teachers prepare lessons for the young children by planning schemes of work and lessons which meet the curriculum objective. There are many personal requirements which are necessary to be a Primary School teacher being a good and effective communicator Primary School Teachers must be able to deal with differing capability of children as many and they must be prepared to work out of School hours. Primary School Teachers also have other job roles such as monitoring children's progress and preparing them for the assessments, such as the SATs. Primary school teachers may find their job challenging as they need to supervise the children as well creating a positive environment for the pupils whilst trying to teach them too. Other roles include develop children's abilities and interests whilst motivating them using imaginative presentations and creative lessons. Primary School Teachers also have to attend meetings with other members of staff where they discuss wider school issues. They also need to hold parents evenings where thy can tell the parents how the children are doing and what needs to be done at home which could improve their learning. Primary School Teachers offer help to children including help in a wide range of areas such as improve their reading and writing in English, they also help them with their speaking and listening and other personal developments. ...read more.


Other indicators may also be used in order to measure performances of primary school teachers which includes student questionnaire and most importantly how well the students are doing in their assessments in the classroom. A Children's Nurse The role of a Children's nurse Children nurses are usually involved in providing care for young patients up to the age of 16 -18. One key aspect for the role of children's nurses is to provide a sociable atmosphere for the children and approach them in a friendly manner particularly those with special needs. Their main duties include washing and feeding the young children whilst keeping their records. However other typical work activities include providing emotional support and care for the children for instance distracting them during unpleasant procedures and protecting them when they've been abused. In other words they are ensuring the young patents are safe and happy whilst at they are the hospital being cared for. They are also responsible for general tasks such as the play areas, for instance maintaining the play equipments, other nursing care required by children's nurses include: * Preparing patients for operation * Keeping accurate records of the patients * Checking temperatures and measuring blood pressure * Assisting doctors with physical examinations Skill Variety The skills and interests required for children nurses are that they need to be consistent and fair, also kind and caring. However they will also need to have an awareness of safety and hygiene and this is seen to be very important. ...read more.


Firstly a staff appraisal could be given to them by their manager which tells them how well they are doing their job. Secondly inspections may also be carried out on the behalf of the hospital to see how well a practitioner is doing. In the NHS a number of systems are used to measure the quality of health care provided by them at a local level and this is split up into sections. Firstly the strategic health authorities asses and monitor the performances of trusts which are situated within their region. They then report it back and then create plans which may improve it, secondly the primary care trusts (PCTs) assess the local health requirements and in what way they can provide services which may meet them. On other hand The NHS trust or the acute trust offer the hospitals and other services by the primary care trusts to meet the needs of the population. The quality of assurance system is designed to measure a range of performances which include service delivery against performance indicators such as waiting times. Some people are waiting more than 4 hours so they can receive treatment in an A&E. On the other hand client satisfaction questionnaires and interviews are also used to measure performances of staff and organisations. It is important to understand that not all aspects of an individuals or an organisation can be measured but there are certain indicators which give it away and they can be used to set targets to compare and contrasts performances. Clinical outcome is also an indicator which is seen as being fairly objective and it is the percentage of the patients dying shortly after surgery. ...read more.

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