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Justify the need for keeping records and describe the types of records you would maintain.

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Unit 1 PTTLS Level 4 Theory Question 6 Justify the need for keeping records and describe the types of records you would maintain. There are many types of records that a teacher will have to keep in regards to their courses or their students; one of the most fundamental records kept is a register, which in 2006 the Pupil Registration Regulations stated that it is a legal requirement to record attendance on a register in schools in the morning and then later in the afternoon. (Teachersnet 2009) In further education, additional entries will sometimes be made in an "On-line register" for each lesson to prove the students attendance, as this may be required for their Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) ...read more.

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that incorporates both the 'Initial Assessment' and the 'Assessment of Learning', the teacher is able to create what could be viewed as a "Route map" showing the beginning, middle and potential destination for each student; these "Live" records are essential for learners as they should be tailored to the individuals learning styles, abilities and educational needs. (Ofsted 2009) Many students will have "Special Educational Needs" or "Specific Learning Difficulties" which need to be recorded to ensure that the individual learning needs of the students are met. Students who suffer from dyslexia will have problems understanding course work that is mainly theory based, but provided the tutors are aware of this their ILP can be modified accordingly. ...read more.

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Whilst most records would initially be kept on paper, it is very important they are copied over to an electronic format where they can easily be shared with other teachers and examiners, continually updated and easily maintained whether the teacher is in situ at the place of education or elsewhere when it may be needed to provide and example or proof of a certain record, by creating and electronic copy they then become easily accessible and also give the ability to store and archive what would be a relatively large amount of paper documentation. Without records it would be almost impossible for a teacher to recall given situations, course work, test and assessment marks, observations, student attendance, progress and achievement etc for each individual by recall alone. ...read more.

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