If they feel emotionally secure they are more likely to participate in the play and learning activities. Children need to have a strong relationship with the staff to feel comfortable and secure this will help them to enjoy themselves and less likely to show unwanted behaviour. It is important for adults to ensure that they have effective communication with their students; this will help keep the children comfortable and will also gain their trust. Without trust and honesty the children may feel like you are unapproachable and may keep their problems and worries to themselves and this may affect their learning. It is important that children are made aware of what is expected of them within school with regards to their behaviour and interacting with others.
2.1 Developing and promoting positive, respectful working relationships with adults is important as it helps to maintain a positive learning environment that benefits children, parents and staff. In order to establish respectful, professional relationships with adults it is important to have good interpersonal skills, such as active listening, availability, appropriate use of non verbal skills and following the rules of turn taking. It is also important to be polite and to use appropriate vocabulary, being sympathetic and speaking slowly to communicate. Valuing the views and opinions of others is also important as it encourages co-operation, shows respect and leads to a more productive working environment. 2.2 Positive working relationships will reflect the school’s aims but will also help children to learn how to treat others.
This in turn raises self-esteem. Comforting and reassuring children in times of stress or anxiety is an important part of a classroom assistants role. Reassuring children with low levels of confidence in their academic work and supporting them raises self-esteem. Children feed off praise, it motivates them. Empathising with children is appreciating how they might be feeling and responding in an appropriate manner.
The will again realise that the teacher understands their individual needs and will feel comfortable and relaxed in their company. When adults and children are not using effective forms of communication this can cause misunderstandings and a child will be left feeling ignored, worried and angry because their individual needs are not being met. Also if effective communication is being used it can help people, young adults and children to set out and understand the necessary and important boundaries within the school environment on a daily basis. If those boundaries are understood by all involved then a more positive environment is set. Non verbal forms of communication can also help to create a positive relationship.
When communicating we should consider many things to be a positive effective role model. Such as * Showing respect- we should be courteous and respectful, listening to and acknowledging the views and beliefs of others. * Being considerate – We should take time to understand a person’s situation and why they may be acting in a certain way. * Remember issues which are personal to them – Showing that you remember personal things about someone shows that you are interested and helps to build relationships. * Taking time to listen to others – Listening to others and showing that you are interested
Anti-bullying policies are in place in school to ensure the children know that bullying is not acceptable behaviour but a child should feel confident enough to report an incident if one occurs and should know who they can go to within the school to discuss any such situations. * Make a positive contribution-A child should feel like they make a positive contribution to the school by being noticed and rewarded for their achievements. 100 square points, head teacher stickers, merit awards are all ways of boosting s childs confidence and can encourage positive behaviour. * Develop social and emotional skills-Through Personal, Social and Health Education (PHSE) lessons, a school can ensure that all children develop these personal abilities and skills that will motivate them to strive for higher personal achievement, socially and academically throughout their lives, PHSE also helps a child to understand how they are developing personally and socially and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Basic everyday good manners should be recognised and a subtle prompt given if missed to ensure the correct level of respect is both given and received.
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.
I would like to believe that schools provide safe environments for our children to learn and grow. This becomes difficult when students bring
Resubmission : Unit 5: The principles underpinning the role of the practitioner working with children E1 The practitioner’s main responsibilities in working in a professional relationship with children in schools is making sure children are listened to and valuing their opinions. Children should feel secure and valued because it will make them feel that they have a sense of belonging and including them no matter what their race, religion, abilities, disabilities or culture is. Listening to children is an important part in a relationship with children. If a child has any worries or concerns they should be able to talk to the practitioner because if the practitioner isn’t approachable the child may be suffering and feel they have no one to
makes differences between pupils they can follow this attitude and so the children that are discriminated may lose their confidence in their self and in others as well, and may develop inferiority complexes. It is a big responsibility for teachers and TAs to help children understand that each of them is special and unique but in the same time they are equal and they have to show respect to each other for their uniqueness. So it is important to promote an anti-discriminatory practice in working with children as this may affect their character. For the staff which is directly involved in teaching it is important to be conscious that their words are important however the example they give may sometimes be stronger than words.