NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) Assignment 1, question 5

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Hi I am trying to complete my first assignment but am really stuck on one question, Evaluate how school policies and procedures may be developed and communicated. Please can anyone help? Thanks
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Michelle

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Sam Samla Britton

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Hiya, I wrote about the process of creating or amending policies etc
Communication during this process, drafts and then views.....
Senior staff members usually read a draft and then provide feedback , changes then can be made throughout the process and then school governors can then check the finished product before it is dated
Hope this helps you and good luck :-)
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Michelle

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Thank you, I was worried that I had to do the chart mentioned in the study notes comparing three schools and scoring them out of 13? Do I need to do this or not? Some of this is confusing, just hope it gets a bit easier. What you have said helps, thanks x
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Sam Samla Britton

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Yea if I'm honest I didn't get that either?! I didn't do anything and passed x
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Karen Harvie

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So glad you posted this as I'm at the same stage and was stressing about it
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Michelle

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I did what Sam suggested and didn't bother with any charts and passed with good comments
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craig scott

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just finished unit 1 and i have to admit my head is spinning. there is a silly amount of information to process. does any one agree or am i out of my depth lol
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Karen Harvie

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My brain hurts lol. Doing the assignment this weekend but already confusing myself with the questions
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craig scott

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good luck. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
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Suga3

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Well done for passing Michelle and Sam. I know how you feel about your brain hurting Karen Harvie. I'm taking another break for a few days but this has helped me before I start Q5 of Unit1. Cant wait to get it finished.
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Sam Samla Britton

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I wish I was still on Unit 4 :-( I though 4 was hard..........6,7 and 8 are worse.....lol xx


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Michelle

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Just started 4, omg! I can see this one is going to give me a headache and take a lot longer to complete!
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Sam Samla Britton

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4 is a big one but honestly enjoy it because 5,6&7 are a nightmare!! Hehe
I hope you get on ok with it, give a shout if you get stuck :-)
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Oh my god! Just had a look at 5,6 & 7 and a quick peek at the others but my god I don't know where to start with any of them. You weren't joking when you said they are a nightmare! x
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I'm on assignment 3 now. I thought it would get easier once you start progressing as you know more but I was wrong. I've set myself a target of completing 3 & 4 by Xmas! Its good to know that its not just me that's finding it tricky cause you do feel like it when sat at home trying to work out what to write

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Hi do you have a copy of assignment 2 questions ad I haven't received mine through the post yet and would like to get on with it thanks
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Can anyone help me with assignment 3, question 2  - Thanks

d) Identify 3 different communication needs of adults. Explain how you would adapt your communication to meet these differing needs. Approx. 100 words per example.

e) Explain how you would manage a disagreement between –
1. You and a child
2. You and a young person
3. You and another adult.

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Sam Samla Britton

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Hi Michelle,

3b you need to think about reasons for adapting the way you communicate for example the difference between talking to a 12 year old and a 6year old, you would change your language and maybe even tone to suit the child's. context- While completing a piece of work within the classroom it is important to allow them to talk and ask questions but should be surrounded the lesson, whereas during lunchtime in the dinner hall the conversation can be more informal and random and distractions need not be dealt with. . Children and young people are very inquisitive and can sometimes ask personal questions about the lives of teaching staff, after all they show an interest in their lives too, children also value teacher’s opinions and personal views, staff should always remain a professional relationship.

diff needs- if a child suffers from a stammer for example then they should not be rushed, they should be given as much time as they need to talk and get their words out, we shouldn't try and put words in their mouths.


Children may also need additional help with communication such as sign language if they have a hearing impairment so teaching staff could take part in training to support them.


3e for this I wrote -

Most disagreements stem form miss communication, however the situations should be dealt with quickly and effectively to ensure they do not continue for any longer than they need to. Adults can jump to conclusions very quickly rather than listening with full attention and this can sometimes be the root of the problem. Children sometimes fall out because they don’t have the same views and opinions.

If poor communication arises because a letter has not reached a parent or a signed consent from has not reach the teacher in time for an activity then a conversation should help to clear it up, discussing the situation will help sort the issue out along with offering an alternative for later down the line to avoid the situation happening again.

Being clear about intentions/outcomes is very important with adults, if adults have two different understanding then this could cause to a very difficult situation. Teaching staff should always be clear about what the intended outcome is so that it can be effectively planned for with little confusion or disappointment.

Within schools there are certain policies and procedures of how to deal with certain situations, sometimes parents do not always agree with out situations are dealt with so a clear explanation should be given and explained to parents as to why things have to happen in a certain way within school. If the disagreement comes down to religious beliefs then staff must work alongside parents to adapt to the families religious wishes and be respectful.

If a person is suffering from external pressures such as staff needing to leave school on time because of their own family commitments or they are under pressure themselves at home, when working with other adults it soon become clear when they are acting out of character and seem a little stressed from time to time, these times should be dealt with sensitively.

I hope this helps :-)

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Michelle

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Excellent, thanks for your help! No doubt I will be asking again :-) Hope you are getting on well? x


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thank god for sam britton. been very helpful to those of us who are new. i am miles behind but its good to know someone is sharing and helping. god bless x
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Sam Samla Britton

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Aww thanks both, it's hard graft, I have been a preschool practitioner for 8 years so arrogantly thought I would sail through this....... No no no :-D
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Kim Riley

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hey can any help with unit 1  question Explain how legislation affects how schools work.?? totally confused ??? and brain in about to explode ........... HELP
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Karen Harvie

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I'm on the same bit. I was looking at so much stuff online and reading the textbook so much I ended up confusing myself even more! I looked at the things Craig mentions below data protection child protection etc and then searched online for each individual legislation for example 'how does data protection affect schools', 'how does the children's act affect schools' etc. Hope that helps
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craig scott

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Look at things like data protection with regards to information. Child protection rights. Diversity and equality etc
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Michelle

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Hi Can anyone help me with the following question please

b) an explanation, in approximately 250 words, of the expectations about your own work role as expressed in relevant standards, for example:

. codes of practice
. regulations
. national occupational standards


Thanks x