The Adult College Lancaster Candidate Name:Candidate No:NVQ Teaching Assistant Level 3Unit 010 Knowledge Based AssignmentAssist in Preparing and Maintaining the Learning EnvironmentHelp to prepare the learning environment.
10.1 iii, vi, vii10.3 ii Control of the environment is very important in enabling the intended learning. Our surroundingshave a marked effect on our feelings and our behaviour, but although we cannot always affect their original structure we can control what happens within this space.Draw two plans (these need not be to scale) of:a.The classroom in which you mainly work.b.The same classroom with suggested alterations giving reasons for the alterationsconsidering the Disabilities Discrimination Act 2002 (DDA).Your plans should include:
Position of furniture – shape of chairs / tables/cupboards.
Windows – blinds?
Heating – check temperature – too hot, too cold – effects on pupils, equipment
Artificial lighting – shadows?
Wall covering / posters (do they enhance or detract?)
Health and safety requirements.It would also be useful to give some explanations where relevant.What factors would you have to consider when setting out a learning environment consideringpupil’s physical development (Foundation Stage - Yr. 11) and including special needs, safetyarrangements, positioning furniture, equipment and materials, access to school/classroom, andstorage areas?10.1 iii, vi,10.3 iv
TACL.NVQ.TA Unit 10 September 2005