Your teacher training or professional development course will now probably include Masters level assessment and credits as teaching ‘becomes an M-level profession’ and a greater emphasis is placed on helping teachers develop deeper understandings about aspects of learning and teaching through a higher level of critical reflection.Learning and Teaching at M-Level will guide you through the various different aspects of doing M-level work at either the primary or secondary level, and help you to develop a deeper professional understanding. Your ability to research and understand learning environments will form a key part of making you an inquisitive and better teacher, and engagement with research underpins the book.  

Working with Other Professionals

Working with other professionals

In this chapter you will explore:

  • Working with teaching assistants
  • The pastoral manager
  • Professionalism beyond the classroom
  • Liaising with SENCOs and other professionals
  • Issues related to multi-agency working
  • Policy analysis of ECM


In this chapter we ask you to consider the roles of other professionals and adults that you may be required to work with in school. We explore the genesis of the role of the teaching assistant and consider ways of initiating rich practice in order to develop complementary practices and team work. We also consider the role of the pastoral manager and issues relating to care, emotions in learning and the curriculum. The panoramic policy initiative of Every Child Matters (ECM) has given rise to Workforce Reform, Extended Schools and Services and new ...

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