CACHE Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning In Schools
Unit Title: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Unit Number; TDA 3.1
Unit Reference: F/601/3327
Unit Credit Value: 2
Working with children, young people and adults relies heavily upon effective communication practises, clear and concise work methods and positive attitudes in order to provide a transparent and efficient work environment. In order to create and sustain such an atmosphere, we must focus a lot of our energies into practising and improving not only our own methods of communication but also projecting this to pupils, colleagues and carers and parents. Not only will this allow us as professionals to effectively deal with difficult situations but also to hone and nurture an environment that relies heavily on feedback, assessing and general day to day communication.
Promoting effective communication will enable us to adhere to legislations, policies and safeguarding children; therefore supporting our establishments, those we work with and ourselves. In regards to communicating with children and young people, as adults we can improve on our relationships and therefore they feel relaxed and receptive particularly important during lesson time. We gain the respect of children if we communicate clearly and pinpoint what we expect of them in a clear manner, we improve morale amongst other staff members and adults, we can also communicate to parents and guardians in a manner where in which positive and negative feedback is constructive – it would not be deemed offensive when we have good communication as we would discuss solutions and work together to improve learning practises for example.
There are several principles we should ensure we adhere to in regards to relationship building with children, young people and adults....