In my role as a teacher one of my main jobs is to make sure I have identified the needs of the learners in the first instance, for example looking through the application form and making sure learners have applied for the correct course and if not advising them on one that would be more suitable. I will also be looking for learners that may require additional support, for example I may have learners that are dyslexic or on the autistic spectrum. Gaining advanced knowledge of the environment I will be delivering lessons in and the facilities I will have at my disposal will help me to plan and pitch my lessons at an appropriate level. I will need to know where my professional duties as a teacher stop and when I need to refer a learner to someone else or an agency that can provide further help and assistance.
When assessing my students I will use a variety of tools. The beauty course includes a number of formal assignments that all learners must complete. These will be assessed against the standards and criteria set out in the City and Guilds syllabus. Formal assessments will need documentary evidence of grades and whether each learner has met the standards. This is also an excellent opportunity to provide constructive and developmental feedback and for learners to self assess their progress. Informal assessment can be carried out during lessons by asking open questions which will allow learners to comment on their experiences and ascertain the knowledge and skills they have gained.