TDA31-1.1Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Effective communication is fundamental in building positive relationships with children, young people and adults alike. When working with children, young people and adult’s communication is the most important thing to building a positive relationship. Having good communication skills will help us develop better relationships especially with younger people. Some students who lack in confidence may find it hard to communicate at all with us, so if we come across to that student in a positive and gentle manner they are more likely to open up to us and talk.
TDA 2.3 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults In my assessment I will be looking at communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults in schools as well as identifying and describing the key points linked to this topic. 1.1 Describe how to establish respectful, professional relationships with children and young people When building relationships with children and young people, it is vital that you adapt your behaviour and communication accordingly. You need to be able to make yourself approachable, as some children can find it difficult to connect with adults. This is why demonstrating effective communication skill can be just as important as offering support. 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.
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.
LEAD PACTICE IN PROMOTING THE WELL BEING AND RESILIENCE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. 1.1 A child`s well-being is of great importance and Understanding what affects children’s subjective well-being is vital if they are to be encouraged and supported to be active participants in society, their community and family. The evidence shows that a low level of subjective well-being is associated with a wide range of social and personal problems. Children need to be given the conditions to learn and develop. This includes cognitive and emotional development, fostered through access to play in the early years and high quality education in school, and physical development, for example through a nutritious diet.
1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults Being a teaching assistant involves working closely with individuals and groups of children, my relationship with children must be professional. When working with groups of children I need to give individual attention to each child to ensure that all children feel welcome and valued within the school. This includes encouraging pupils to answer questions, ask questions, make suggestions and contribute ideas as appropriate to their ages, needs and abilities. Teaching assistants need to help children and young people understand the value and importance of positive relationships. We should encourage children when working in pairs, groups and as a class to listen to one another and acknowledge ideas.
We could make more effective plans for their care and education whilst monitoring there welfare to show their skills and ideas. It is always important to have positive relationships because if we didn't there could be a danger that information could be withheld or passed on incorrectly this could result in the child not being given the support they require ending up in a delayed development . In our setting we must always create a good working relationship as it benefits all children and everyone involved, good relationships always create a positive environment where children can settle and relax easily. If we can build good relationships with every parent this is always a positive thing as parents will share information easier and take an interest in what their child is learning. It always helps to have good positive relationships with all staff as we can support each other and enjoy our
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.
Children Communication skills in schools are important as this is where children start to learn and can be the first opportunity they get to mix with other children & adults out of the home environment . New surroundings provide children with the opportunity to bond and make new relationships with both fellow students and school staff. For children to make new friendships they need both social and communication skills. We are not born great communicators, this is something we learn from babies from other significant role models around us. To aid Communication skills it is essential that children can relax and feel safe, wanted, included, respected in their own right regardless of what they can do and what they cant do.
To ensure effective teamwork and continual care of the children we must communicate well by keeping each other informed and aware of current situations going on around us. Communication involves Verbal (talking) and Non Verbal (non talking) communication. To be able to communicate effectively you need to try and consider their point of view and be very clear on what you are talking about and make sure the other person understands what you are talking about. The benefits I will have of effective communication in my work role will be my relationship with the children and their parents and the relationship with my work colleagues. With children you need to get down to their level to speak to them and make eye contact.
Encouragement is also important during all aspects of school life such as during lessons, their work, forming friendships and finding new things because this will help the children to try new things and to progress and move forward with their development and education. Secondary Schools- During this period of time in a child’s life it is important we do not intimidate or talk down to the child as this can really knock a child’s confidence, self esteem and could affect their professional relationship with the teaching assistant. Boundaries should be in place so children should know what is expected