Unit 301: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults 1.1) Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Effective communication is essential in order to work successfully with children parent’s and staff. It is important for teaching assistants to have the skills to listen and respond to the views of others. It is important to respect others by taking an interest on what they are saying through body language and sound of voice. By doing this you are creating a good example for pupils who will therefore learn from you on how to communicate positively with others.
Towards children I must show a caring approach and listen to them when they are asking me question and make eye contact so they know that I am listening to them. I must also show the young person, child and adult that I am pleased with them when they produce good work or they have behaved well 1.3 Different social, professional and cultural contexts can sometimes affect the way I communicate with different backgrounds. Some communication may be acceptable to some cultures and background, which may not be to others. I may need to on occasion change the way I work with people from different backgrounds all the while staying in the boundaries of what is acceptable 2.1 The skills of which there are many which are needed to communicate with young people and children are that you need to give the children and young people a chance to air their views about a topic you might be doing in lessons. So this requires you to have good
In the relationship between the child or young person and the teaching assistant it is important to gain their trust and build a positive relationship, so they feel comfortable your company. This allows the teaching assistant to provide a supportive and calming environment in which the child and young person can learn and develop. There are certain strategies which enable such a valued and trusted relationship to be established. By listening to what a child or young person has to say without interruption, it shows the child that their views and opinions are important as well as being respected. You should also take an active interest in what the child has to say and an interest in the child themselves.
Encouragement plays a vital role in helping, boosting children to behave appropriately and keeps them motivated. They feel involved in the lesson and welcomed in the class. You can achieve the positive response by encouraging pupil who are struggling with the lesson. Encouragement helps pupil identify their strengths which can help them build up self esteem. I would encourage the children to follow the instructions given for the lesson and rewarding them for their good behaviour as well as sanctions, if needed.
TDA 3.1 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults It is immensely important that we develop positive relationships with children, young people and adults and this begins with the manner with which we approach and respond to them. Having positive relationships means we are more than likely to communicate information well to parents and other visitors to the school environment and this will gain their trust and in turn will be beneficial to the pupils. The more positively we deal with this will, in turn, mean that we end up with better relationships and should communications not be clear or break down, this is when misinterpretations become evident and lead to relationships deteriorating. When individuals feel comfortable in our company they are more likely to communicate effectively with us and this is paramount in relationship building. Other essential aspects to be considered include the following: Showing respect and taking the time to listen, making sure of clarity on key points, showing consideration for others and remembering personal issues, finally being effective in your communication and retaining a good sense of humour.
Maintaining a relationship with someone is very important also as it keeps you in contact with others. It keeps you in touch with the feelings and needs of others, which is essential in any functional relationship. This is very important when working with children as you need to be informed as to their needs, in order to have a happy work environment. Again, I believe this leads back to the issue of trust. If children can approach you with a problem (without hesitation) then I would class this as a good relationship.
That means I should consider how I approach other people and my response for them. Parents and other adults who come to school are most likely to give beneficial support if communication is strong and effective. It is also important for pupils that models effective communication skills. This means checking what I am saying, sometimes in moment of stress or excitement, so that they can understand what my expectations are in school, effective communication and positive relationship do not happen by chance. We have to build bridge of trust.
Unit 010 - Support Children and Young People's Positive Behavior 1.1 - Describe the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young people's positive behavior In the setting relevant, the policies and procedures in promoting children and young peoples positive behavior is stated clearly on page 6 of the policies and procedures. The setting relevant has made it their aim to provide an environment for children to feel happy and stimulated, in order to prevent any child feeling unhappy or behaving inappropriately. In order to do this, part of their policy is to praise children for good behavior on a regular basis. Staff may see a child tidying up nicely as asked by them, in which case the staff member will praise the child for tidying up by thanking the child and saying "good tidying". The child will respond well to this and they are likely to repeat the action to gain the praise from a staff member.
The principle of a positive relationship with Children, young people and adults is to be comfortable with the person you are talking with and trust them. In a situation where a child/ adult feel frightened or undermined or not heard, he or she may not open up. The foundation of a good relationship is trusting, As Adults who work with children, we can help develop our relationship with them by doings things that build their trust. For example if we keep a promise we made to them, this will show the child we are trustworthy. It is important that find effective ways to communicate positively with children, young people and Adults.