It is important to understand the cultural diversity of the pupils within the school structure and particularly those you are supporting. You will then be able to help pupils to make sense of their learning by making connections to their own lives. My role is to provide pastoral support to individual children. Understanding and taking account of their background and culture is essential for you to build effective relationships and provide support. 1.2 Explain the importance of promoting the rights of all children and young people to participation and equality of access.
TDA 2.9 supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour 1.1 All staff member’s within the setting need to be aware of the policies and procedures when dealing with children’s behaviours. This is very important so the children and young people are aware of the behaviour management within the setting, by following the policies and procedures children will also know that there is a flow for both negative and positive behaviours. Policies and procedures within the setting cover various areas such as behaviour, code of conduct, rewards and sanctions, dealing with conflict and inappropriate behaviour, anti-bullying and attendance. Behaviour policy The schools behaviour policy covers guidelines on how all members of staff should manage behaviours of children effectively within the setting, it also enables the staff members to help keep a consistent flow with behaviour management. Code of conduct.
Establishing ground rules and mutual respect at the start of any relationship when working with children is vital, this will be the foundation to successfully interacting with all children regard less of their age, culture and abilities. This can be achieved through group discussion, allowing each person to put across what they would like to gain and how they are going to be working together as a team. All children need attention, but not when they demand it. Showing awareness of issues that may have risen, and taking time to discuss these with the individual, will allow the pupils to feel respected. Making all children feel a valid member of the school community is something all adults will do daily.
Demonstrate how to adapt communication with children and young people for: a) the age and stage of development of the child or young person b) the context of the communication c) communication differences. In order to build relationships with children I must adapt my behaviour and communication accordingly. Children of all ages, cultures and abilities need to feel secure and valued and my interactions with them need to demonstrate this. Through positively communicating with, and being involved with children I show them that they are part of the school community. To treat children equally a variety of unequal factors need to be taken into account in order to meet their entitlement as pupils.
* Barriers are recognised and staff has an understanding of individuals and groups that have any difficulties so they can find the best way to help them. * When children need extra support they still get taught alongside their peers so as not to make them feel segregated. * There are clear policies that are reviewed on a regular basis and all staff will receive regular training on inclusion, diversity and equality. * All staff should be open minded and non-judgemental * All children and young people should be given the same opportunities 3.3 Describe how inclusion works in own sector of the children’s
BE ABLE TO PROMOTE EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. Through research and own experiences I have come to learn about the current legislation and code’s of practice to the promotion of equality and valuing diversity. I have looked at the rights and the importance of valuing and promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people and how it is affected by inclusion and inclusive practices and the barriers children face. 1.1 Identify current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing diversity. Each school must produce a range of policies which formally sets out the guidelines and procedures for ensuring equality.
See appendix 1.They need to provide equal opportunity for all children and their families. See appendix 1. If children or their families speak a different language or are of a different religion, race or have disabilities it is the practitioners place to put support in place to
Unit 306 Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people Outcome 1 Promote equality and diversity in work with children and young people 1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity The education act is based towards the school responsibilities towards children with special educational needs. It means schools must provide resources, equipment and extra support to meet the needs of any children. The disability act places a duty on schools to encourage children to participate in all different areas of school life free from harassment and discrimination. It also eliminates barriers to make sure that children can have equal access to services. The SEN and disability act makes it unlawful for schools to discriminate against children with SEN or disability.
ECM is important as it protects children from discrimination and harm. The CASHE Statement of Values insures that all CASHE students act in a responsible manner towards the children and parents and insures that the child is always put first. The statement supports children as it has a list of criteria that all CASHE students must follow in order to maintain confidentiality and protect children in their care. This relates to my placement as is provides my supervisors with guidelines that they can make sure I follow. The statement is important because it protects children form mistreatment from CASHE students.
A wide range of students often struggles to make academic and/or social progress and will require the supports or accommodations provided with inclusive programs. According to the evidence available, all children are said to benefit from the inclusive education program. Inclusion is beneficial for many reasons. It allows the students to develop newly established strengths with appropriate expectations for each of the students. The students also become able to work on individual goals while also participating in the classroom community with their peers.