Norfolk Adult Education Written Assistant 1 UNIT 204 Introduction This assignment should demonstrate the importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to participation and equality of access and also the importance and benefits of valuing and promoting cultural diversity in work with children and young people. 1.2 Describe the importance of supporting their rights of all children and young people to participation and equality of access. All pupils have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum this must be supported by high quality teaching and learning experiences. Schools have a duty to ensure that all pupils have equal access to the curriculum irrespective of their Backgrounds, Race, Culture, Gender, Additional needs and Disabilities. To understand the importance of supporting the rights for all children and young people is to look in more detail at the intended outcomes of Legislation, Codes of practice, and Policies.
E4 – Describe how the policies and procedures promote fair, just and inclusive strategies When working with children it’s important to be fair and inclusive, you must treat all children equal but still take in to account their individual needs. There are many policies and procedures that ensure children are treated fairly. An example of a policy that helps promote fair practice is the admission’s policy. An admission policy enables an equal chance for all children to attend a setting. Lily’s Day Nursery is an example of a setting that promotes fair admission.
Inclusive practices within a childcare setting ensures that all children are valued, respected and included. By demonstrating this type of attitude as practitioners, we are sending out a clear message to all the young people in our care that 'Every Child Matters'!! If children learn at a young age to respect each other as individuals and also learn about each other differences, then they can carry that on into adulthood and share the same type of attitude with their peers. Hopefully this will help to reduce discrimination into a thing of the past. Inclusive practices ensures that we are looking at all of the children within our setting and
2.2. Give attention to individual children and young people in a way that is fair to them and the group as a whole. ● Effective communication – this is the key area for developing relationships with others and also covers many different forms of communication (see below). ● Showing respect – in order to develop positive relationships with others, it is very important to be courteous and respectful, and to listen to their points of view. Adults and pupils with whom you work may also be from different cultures and have different beliefs or values from your own.
This provides all learners with relevant and challenging learning. * Set suitable learning challenges * Respond to learners’ diverse learning needs * Overcome potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of learners. (QCA website, 2009) Equality is about ‘creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential’ (Department of Health, 2004) It is our obligation to ensure every learner regardless of gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation and age, has the right to attend and experience the same fulfilling experience of learning. Training advisers and teachers should be aware of the requirements of the equal opportunities legislation that covers race, gender and disability. Not only has the
• Self-esteem and resilience are recognised as essential to every child or young person’s development. • Confidentiality and agreements about confidential information are respected as appropriate unless a child or young person’s protection and well-being are at stake. • Professional knowledge, skills and values are shared appropriately in order to enrich the experience of children and young people more widely.
While it is important to create an attractive environment, everything should be safe, secure and have a purpose that supports each area of the children’s development. By providing the right environment you will be able to promote the children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social and linguistic development. We can also contribute to a positive environment by displaying children’s work on wallboards, pictures of them working. We can put their photo with their names under it, so that they can learn how are their name written and encourage them to do it themselves. On the outdoor they
What do the standards focus on? The fundamental principle of the standards is to clarify the obligations of education and training providers ensuring that students with disabilities are able to access same rights in education without discrimination and are treated with dignity. UNICEF 2007 promotes the rights of students with disabilities. The document spells out the services the person or a child in education or society would receive. It emphasizes upon enjoying the benefits of education and training in a supportive environment which values and encourages participation by all students, irrespective of disabilities.
Diversity is the recognising and valuing difference in its broadest sense. It is about creating a culture and practices that recognise, respect, value and embrace difference for the benefit of everyone. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are different things they need to be progressed together. Equality of opportunity will only exist when we recognise and value difference and work together for inclusion. It's vitally important from a learning and role modeling point of view that adults who come into contact with children and young people in any setting are seen to value difference.
• Be healthy • Stay Safe • Enjoy and Achieve • Make a positive contribution • Achieve Economic well being. Rules builds up trust, a common standard for children and young people and I feel it is essential for young people to learn respect for others , self-control and social interaction with others. All schools have policies and they are not stand alone as they have to relate to Local Authority and national guidelines. e.g The Children's Act 2004. The reason for these policies are to promote positive behaviour and all schools have policies on : • Behaviour • Bullying • Child Protection • Equal Opportunities As a TA it is our responsibility to find out about the role of staff, rewards and sanctions and training.