Explain Why Effective Communication Is Important in Developing Positive Relationships with:

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Effective communication is important because its helps me to understand the pupil and for them to understand me. I can learn more about the pupil as an individual and find out their strengths and weaknesses so I can help them develop their work and make their time learning an enjoyable and positive experience. If I am approachable and willing to listen and respond to how the child is feeling, whether it be about learning or their physical needs the child will feel more confident and valued as an individual. This will then build trust between me and the pupil and as a whole class their communication between me, other pupils, parents and colleagues will encourage cooperation. Being polite and staying relaxed and calm will make the pupil feel comfortable and teach this behaviour is a positive way to communicate. I must give my time equally to each pupil so they all feel they are equal and no one feels left out. Taking into consideration a child’s age and abilities when talking to them will help the child understand me and themselves better. Asking questions and giving the child a chance to come up with their own answers and ideas will not just help them to understand communication but will give them confidence in future activities. The same communication method is used when talking to colleagues or pupils of other ages. I must adapt my manor, tone of voice and eye contact to the age and ability of the individual. Listening to what they say can resolve any issues and allows us to carry out tasks in a positive way. With adults you need to have some thought in how you are going to communicate and what you are going to say. It is important to build reliable and regular communication with adults such as the other teachers and the pupils parents so that they can be more aware of how the school is run and what their child is learning and at what level. If the parents build up a positive relationship with the teachers their child will progress further. It is important to...
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