Unit 5B TDA 2.9 1.1 Three different policies that promote children and young people’s positive behaviour are; Anti-bullying, rewards and sanctions and the behaviour policy. At my setting the aim of the anti-bullying policy is to ensure that pupils learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied. Bullying is anti-social and affects everyone; it is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Also to take positive action to prevent bullying from occurring throughout the school and to produce a consistent school response to any bullying incidents that may occur. The procedure that is put in place for anti-bullying is: For the school of my placement takes action immediately if bullying happens, which then we help bullies realize the consequences of their actions and to teach them different and better ways of behaving in the future and we also support victims of bullying by providing them with ways on how to deal with any types of bullying if it was to happen again.
TDA 3.4 – Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour. 1.1 – Summarise the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour. There are a number of procedures and policies within a school that promote positive behaviour for children and young people. These include the behaviour policy, the code of conduct, rewards and sanctions, how the school deals with conflict and inappropriate behaviour, the anti-bullying policy and the school’s attendance policy. The behaviour policy is simply a set of guidelines on how school staff should deal with their students’ behaviour.
During Anti-bullying week the school will have special assemblies to demonstrate the types of bullying and how children can report this behaviour. As a Teaching Assistant I should be seen to be approachable to speak to about any concerns that the children may have, that these discussions are confidential and that they will receive support, guidance and protection from all parties involved in bullying and violence. Bullying comes in different forms such as: • Verbal – this is when someone is called names, threatened and made to feel bad • Physical – this is when someone is hit, punched, pushed or have their personal items stolen and any other kind of physical, aggressive contact. • Social - Social bullying is when someone is left out of games, deliberately ignored and has bad things spread about them and made to feel like an outsider. • Psychological / Mental – this is when someone is intimidated and stalked • Cyber – In this technological age Cyber Bullying has become a problem.
A tantrum will be ignored by the teachers but if a child is expressing negative behaviour such as hitting, they will then be told to stop in a firm voice (not shouting) Vygotsky - Adults should provide a play based curriculum and engage with children in play activities to extend their learning. Children also learn from their peers. There should be a balance between child-led and adult-led play. This is central to the Early Years Foundation Stage. * This theory is very accurate to everyday life in the nursery.
To address a behavior issue I believe that first you must understand the behavior and more importantly understand what its causes are. Jacob Kounin talks about in preventing discipline problems, which have to do with the subject matter of the classroom. Kounin emphasizes that teachers should make instructional activities enjoyable and challenging for the students. I believe if the students are
This is why I believe that it’s not the schools fault. Additionally, the article conveys “‘if a school employee witnesses a behavior that is problematic and makes a conscious decision not to address it, it becomes schools problem’.” (Diblasio).This may be true; however it is only resolved for that incident but later on, the bully can decide to be more careful and bully the student more outside of school because an adult intervened. Now I am not saying not to intervene, just that it wouldn’t make the bullying stop completely. Studies have shown that most of the times, the bully is the one that needs more help because maybe he is bullying because he was or is being bullied too. It is also hard to detect but in most cases, this is true.
Accepting shared responsibility by knowing what our role is and what’s expected of us is very important, following recognised procedure and understanding shared values all promote good relationships. Educational values such as school Mission Statements and classroom Golden Rules helps all of us to promote a positive learning environment in the school. It is very important to have a good relationship with someone as they could help with disputes or disagreements, when they arise. Treat people how you expect to be treated, treat people as an equal and positively to promote effective communication. 1.2.
Policies are oftenly created by the governing bodies of the school in order for rules and regulations to be in place and enforced. When these policies are in place, it means there are some determined procedures of how schools operations are handled and all staff and pupils know about the expectation of them and act accordingly. This saves time, prevents confusion and unifies the school. To create a safe learning environment such policies are created which establish a safe physical and mental environment for the staff and students of the school. To achieve these, policies such as anti bullying policy, equal opportunity, fire drills and mental health guidelines etc are created.
One of the policies are a children’s behavior policy It is a document that entails positive behavior, how to deal with aggressive behavior, bullying and foul language. It also explains what you should do if any of these incidents was to occur. There are many ways staff/teachers can promote positive behavior, being a positive role model, not using foul language, always showing respect for others e.g. good manners, please and thank you, listening to their views, understand and respect their view and needs. Praising pupils; if they have done well in reading or math’s or just overall good behavior, Let their parents know, reward them with a prize, sticker, or first in the queer at lunch and a certificate at the end of the week if they keep it up.
Children can notice the bad communication and that would not set a good example for growing, young children. Working in a school, staff will be face with having to communicate with parents of their pupils, effective communication is needed in this case because it is important that teachers, teaching assistants and parents have a positive relationship so they can communicate the outside of school and inside of school life of pupils. 1.2 Explain the principals of relationship building with children, young people and adults. The principals of relationship building There a several principals of relationship building. One of them is effective communication, this is a key to start or maintain a positive relationship.