STUDENT NAME:Marisa Carpenter
COURSE:Teaching Assistant Level 3 Award
MODULE NUMBER:Unit 3
Q1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
It will improve the atmosphere within the classroom and help to provide a happy and friendly environment for learning and socialising. Once a strong relationship is established between the children they feel like they belong and will feel comfortable about coming to you regarding any problems or concerns they may have.
To develop a positive relationship with children, young people and adult, we must show them respect. We must
We should be courteous and actively listen to their opinions and points of view. We should be mindful that children and adults may be from different backgrounds or cultures to our own which may mean they have a different perspective on issues, values and beliefs. We must always acknowledge these views and respect them. Even taking the time to remember names and the preferred way to be addressed can greatly improve a relationship.
Children – in order to learn effectively children need to feel secure and relaxed being in the presence of someone that they feel they have a good relationship will create a positive atmosphere for learning. For example, children that struggle with their learning or have confidence issues may find that they can’t communicate therefore, treating the child in a calm and positive manner will boost child confidence. One of the most important things an adult can do for a child is to talk and listen to them attentively. Children need to have a good language skills to use their language to learn, talking is key in supporting and extending their thinking and advancing their learning and understanding. Through these interactions, children and adults can develop relationships that help children to learn about themselves and the world around them.
Young people – as with children and young people learn effectively in the presence of adults who they have a good relationship with and who they feel they can trust. Young people need to be valued and accepted for the individual people that they are, they need to feel that their values and opinions count and that they are being listened to and that they are understood. Communicating effectively with young people is important for developing their communication skills, this will contribute to their confidence in communicating as they progress through their education and into adulthood.
Adults- as with children and young people, effective communication also plays a very important role in developing positive relationships with adults. Communication enables us to share and gain information about one another which creates a good starting point to forming a relationship. Developing and promoting positive relationships with adults is essential for team building amongst colleagues within the school and also with children and parents. This will help to maintain a positive learning environment that benefits pupils, parents and staff. It also sets a good example to pupils, showing them how to behave towards each other and it is also a reflection on the school and the schools aims of providing a caring, respecting environment where children can play , learn and develop.
PARENTS: All parents of the children should be made to feel welcome and you should make sure you are approachable in…
If we ensure that we clarify and confirm the main points of a discussion and outcomes desired. Asking children particularly to repeat back what they are to do helps achieve the activity or learning outcome. Explain how different social, professional and cultural contexts may affect relationships and the way people communicate. We need to adapt the way we communicate with people to different situations or environments. If attending a meeting, whether it’s a staff meeting, meeting with…
Some factors we may do without actively thinking about, others may require a little more effort on our part. Effective communication happens in many different ways and is the key factor in developing relationships with children and adults alike.
Another factor that can help to build a positive relationship is asking about and remembering personal issues or important aspects of another person’s life. This could be as simple as remembering a birthday or asking after a family member. It shows the other person that you have listened to what they have told you and placed some importance to it.
We should also be considerate and take the time to understand that sometimes children and adults have other concerns and issues out of school that are occurring in their life. This could lead to them behaving or reacting out of character or in an unexpected way.
Q1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults
Q1.3 Explain how different social, professional and cultural contexts may affect relationships and the way people communicate
Q2.1 Explain the skills needed to communicate with children and young people
Q2.2. Explain how to adapt communication with children and young people for:
The age of the child or young people
The context of the communication
Q2.3. Explain the main differences between communicating with adults and communicating with children and young people
Q2.4. Explain how to adapt communication to meet different communication needs of adults
Q2.5. Explain how to manage disagreements with children, young people and adults
Q3.1. Summarise the main points of legislation and procedures covering confidentiality, data protection and the disclosure of information
Q3.2. Explain the importance of reassuring children, young people and adults of confidentiality of shared information and the limits of this
Q.3.3. Justify the kinds of situation when confidentiality protocols must be breached