They will also be less likely to show unwanted behaviour because the carer will be able to recognise their needs and meet them. Positive relationships will help a practitioner plan more accurately, they will know what the child’s development needs are and plan for them. If the practitioner and the child have a positive relationship the practitioner will be able to read the child’s expressions and respond appropriately. Renouf (2007) maintains that children are influenced by what they see around them. In other words, they are influenced by their role models.
Unit 301 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults Outcome 1 Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults In order for us to create good relationships with children and young people good effective communication is essential. When communicating with young people we need to think about our approach to them and how we respond to them. When good positive relationships have been formed there is more likely to be important information communicated between students and their support. If we communicate effectively young people will learn good communication themselves and will understand what is expected of them. When communicating we should think about our choice of words, body language, eye contact, listening and how we respond.
CYP Core 3.5 2.1 Why positive relationships with people involved in the care of children and young people are important. It is important for other people to have positive relationships with children because the child needs to gain trust with others too. The child will need to be able to work with teachers to enable them to achieve goals through their education; they also need to feel confident at the doctors in case they need wounds dressing, or an examination of some kind. It is important to have a positive relationship with the speech therapist because they may have a barrier with communication. This can lead to the child gaining the ability to communicate with others.
1. – Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Communicating effectively within the school setting, young people and adults are very important to enable strong relationship to build between children, young people and adults. To developing positive relationships with the children is the main key to a happy and calm environment. Without a positive and supportive attitude there will be no trust and honesty between yourself and the children.
They also need to respect themselves, others and their environment. They become positive about themselves and their learning when adults value them for who they are and when they promote warm and supportive relationships with them. Expressing themselves creatively and experiencing a spiritual dimension in life enhances children’s sense of well-being. Life is full of challenges and struggles. Therefore being flexible and having a positive outlook on learning and on life is crucial.
TDA 3.1 1.1,1.2,2.1-2.3 Effective communication is important in building positive relationships with children, young people and adults. When working with children, young people and adults communication is the most important thing to help build positive relationships. Having good communication skills will help us develop better relationships especially with younger people. Some children who lack in confidence may find it hard to communicate, so if we act in a positive and gentle manner they are more likely to open up to us and talk. We would not like to be spoken to in a negative way so we should also be careful of how we speak to others too.
Positive relationships enable information to be communicated far more effectively. Working in a school this will benefit pupils when you are dealing with parents or carers as they will be more willing to get involved in the child or young person’s education and care. Building and maintaining positive relationships and effective communication with pupils will help them know and understand what is expected of them and acceptable boundaries. In order to develop positive relationships with children, young people and adults effective communication is vital. To effectively communicate we must: • think consciously (everyone is an individual) • explain (be clear, use appropriate language) • listen actively ( occasional nods and eye contact) • be true to our word (say what you mean, mean what you say) • recall (repeat snippets of what has been said to you) • have empathy (non-bias understanding of others situations) • clarify and question (ask the other party if they understand what you have said ) • body language (your own and reading the other persons) Not putting the above skills into practice will create barriers to effective communication and positive
Communicating with a parent you need to be very direct, professional, friendly, address them how they like to be addressed and also remember the name of their child. The different skills required by practitioners: • Being an effective member of a team is important so we can all work together to support the children’s needs and development and to get along with each other to create a positive environment for the young children. This can produce a result where children are happy and feel safe in there school and feel confident to talk to their teachers. • Always be prepared to listen to whatever the young children want to speak to you about, maybe something they did with their friends or a more serious important issue they might say, always be prepared to listen, never walk away from a child communicating with you. • Polite manners is a good skill to have because children pick up on anything you might say and repeat it and learn it if it’s an unkind gesture or not saying please and thank you.
Establish good relationships with children, acting as good role and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs. Encourage and promote self-esteem and independence. Provide feedback to children in relation to progress and achievement. SUPPORT FOR THE TEACHER Assist with the planning of learning activities under the direction and guidance of the class teacher. Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.
. As a result of teamwork, teachers and teaching assistants improve the ways in which they work together efficiently to meet the needs of children in their classes. Teachers working together and helping each other creates an atmosphere of teamwork that improves student performance and work morale. As the staff work in a team, sharing common beliefs and goals for the pupils, their learners, this would enable all to function effectively and more productively. Sharing responsibilities such as demonstrating effective communication, continuing with professional development.