Children and young people
1.1 Describe how to establish respectful, professional relationships with children any young people To establish and maintain a respectful and professional relationship with children and young people in setting the Teaching assistant must always put the children first, never appear bored or uninterested, always encourage children and never make them feel like they have said something silly as this may make them reluctant to join in class discussion or turn to the teaching assistant for help. Body language is very important, if a child senses anger or unrest this may make the child not want to approach the TA with any problems or concerns they may have. The TA must always maintain eye contact and be friendly and approachable; they must also remember to give short and clear instructions to the children as they can only process it a bit at a time. If the TA has children or friend’s children within the school they must not discuss any child with any parent and their friends must be made aware that if they require any information on their child they must speak directly to the teacher. 1.2 Describe with examples how to behave appropriately for a child or young person’s stage of development Children and young people are still developing their language skills so it is important that the TA uses the correct terminology when in the classroom, in the key stage one they are learning phonics and it is important that the TA uses the same pronunciation as the teachers as this will confuse the children. The TA must never use inappropriate language i.e. swearing or slang words as this is not setting a good example to the children. When in setting the TA must dress appropriately no low cut tops. This can be very distracting. The TA must give the children their full attentions and not be distracted as they will pick up on this and it can impact negatively on the children and they will be reluctant to be involved with the TA. The TA needs to set a good example and be a good role model. 1.3 Describe how to deal with disagreements between children and young people Children and young people often have disagreements and fall out amongst themselves due to differences of opinion or personality clashes, it is important to stay calm and try to diffuse the situation, make sure that both sides of the story are heard be fair and do not take sides. If the TA is unsure of anything then they must seek help from colleagues. 1.4 Describe how your own behaviour could:
- Promote effective interactions with children and young people In setting body language is the first thing a child notices about the TA. Children can tell when there is something wrong. It can be off putting for a child if they are worrying whether they have upset the TA or not. If you are smiling they are smiling they can also tell when it’s not a genuine smile too, so never try to force one. -Impact negatively on interactions with children and young people Again a child can tell if you are genuinely in a good mood or not, if they are picking up on the TAs mood then it can impact hugely in a negative way as they might not want help form the TA and this could put them behind with their work and get them into trouble with the teacher. Adults
2.1 Describe how to establish respectful, professional relationships with adults In setting it is important to establish a good professional working relationship with adult’s weather it is a teacher or a parent. The TA needs to be respectful of other people’s views and opinions even if it differs from theirs. It is also important to be polite as the TA is not only to help the teachers but to set a good example to the children. 2.2 Describe the importance of adult relationships as role models for children and young people If the children see a good working relationship between adults then they are more...