Recognising and Responding to concerns about Child Development Any concerns that staff may have about the development of children and young people should be reported. Recognising concern, allows staff /carers to intervene and help the child, and inform the parents of the concerns and possible solution for the problem. The quicker the issue is dealt with the better this is for the child’s development. Whereas if a problem is left unresolved or delayed, the more damaging this could be for the child’s development. Difficulty with reading and writing If a child is having problems with reading and writing this could cause concern.
Another answer for this could relate to child or young person related issues such as behavioural problems, learning difficulties, disabilities or an offense caused by a child. The reasons as to why children may need to be looked after are varied. Their parents might be severely unwell or unable to cope with
3.2 Explain the reasons children and young peoples development may not follow the expected pattern. there are many reasons which may cause a child or young persons development not to follow the expected pattern. These factors may be external or personal and can include disability, emotional influence, physical influences, environmental influences, social influences, learning needs and communication skills. Disability. this could be a physical or learning disability.
Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice. Explain how children and young people’s development is influenced by a range of personal factors If a child was born with a condition or later develops one in life this could affect the child’s development. If the child has an illness such as asthma which affects the child’s breathing, due to this the child might be less likely to play and be active with their friends as their condition may restrict them for doing so. This may mean the child has less understanding of appropriate group interaction. Disabilities in a child can cause a development delay.
This could affect their ability to development or interact in social settings or in the classroom. Dyslexia; is a difficulty in learning to read. Children suffering from this may become frustrated and problems could arise at home or in school, behavioural problems could also be seen, as well as the child becoming unenthusiastic or disliking school. If dyslexia is undetected then this will affect their development at school and could spoil any chance of achievement. Physical disabilities could include: Cerebral palsy; cerebral palsy is a condition which affects the movement, posture and co-ordination of a person.
We may regularly work with children in small groups or on a one-to-one basis. We are likely to be the person who the child feels more comfortable to talk to when the rest of the class are not around. It is important that we know how to recognize when abuse may be happening and what action we should take. While we must avoid jumping to conclusions we must always be observant. We may notice physical signs or changes in a child’s behaviour, or the child may hint or disclose to us that they are being abused or bullied.
There are many different ways in which pupil learning may be affected, for example, being distracted too easily, easily influenced by others, concerned about what peers think, misbehaving to gain attention and arguing or fighting during break times. Explain the sorts of problems that might occur when supporting learning activities and how to deal with these. 5 3.6 There are numerous different reasons why support staff could have difficulties when supporting learners. They may be: The learning activity | Sometimes it may be a case of changing or adapting different strategies for pupils to work with so that they understand what they are doing, this may be if the teacher has set work that the student you are supporting isn’t capable or finds it more difficult to understand, you need adapt or deliver the activity in a way to help the child to understand. | Learning resources | When there is a lesson that requires different equipment to be used, make sure you know it is in working order, check you know how to use it, that it is functioning and that pupils will be able to use it.
Language can also be a barrier; if you both do not speak the same language communication could become difficult. Distractions such as noise and things happening nearby can become a barrier especially for young children. Personal situations such as problems at home can create a barrier for both children and parents. 3.4 Identify sources of information and support of services to enable more effective communication. Sometimes help will be needed to help support and meet an individual’s needs.
Sometimes this is learned behaviour from home and is hard for young children to understand that you are telling them it is not okay to call names because of someone’s skin colour or how they look . It is important to be consistent and reinforce that it’s not okay and it is very upsetting and hurtful. How would they feel if they were left out. We need to teach our children empathy from an early age and to respect each other regardless of race, age, gender, how we look, where were from. 2.2 Any form of prejudice and discrimination can have a severe negative effect throughout a person’s life.
Senior Management Team The Senior Management team is made up of the head teacher and the deputy head. Depending on the size of the school the team can be bigger and more varied. In many schools you will find assistant head teachers or senior teachers with particular responsibilities, like learning one of the key stages or assessments across the school. The special needs coordinator might be a member and also the school business manager. The roles of Senior Management Team is to set the strategic direction of the school and then manage this, lead any changes and generally make sure that the school is doing the best it can for the children that attend.