Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning Ncfe

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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools NCFE Level 3 Nina Gell Student Reference: o131642 Assignment 3 Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. QUESTION 1a: Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. As teaching assistants, in order to communicate effectively, we need to be very clear in what we say. Children, young people and adults need us to communicate what is expected of them so they learn the boundaries of professional relationships and children can learn to communicate effectively themselves. Effective communication amongst pupils and adult allows the pupil to have a proper understanding of what they are expected to do, how they are expected to behave, what resources they need. They will be able to speak to adults about their needs and they are likely to be offered the services and resources which they require to achieve. Effective communication is extremely important in developing relationships with children, young people and adults. Communication is a two way process. It is just as important to listen to the child/colleague/parent, as it is to communicate verbally with them. Good communication is vital. It can prevent misunderstandings and unnecessary worry. It is essential that you build a good rapport with whomever you are speaking or listening to, to implement effective communication. Body language and the tone of voice used is extremely important in communication. Eye contact is important. When communicating with a child in a classroom environment, eye contact, bending down to be on a level with them, ensures the child does not feel intimidated. It is important to allow the child an opportunity to talk, whether in a group or 1.1. In my setting, when I am giving a child an instruction, I will
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