Communication and Professional Relationships With Children, Young People and Adults.
1.1) Effective communication is vital in developing positive relationships in children, young people and Adults.
The parent’s evenings recently took place at the school where I work. During each appointment, the teacher had to explain to the parents of each pupil, exactly how their child was progressing in school.
Some children had been doing very well, and so the teacher had many positive points to explain to happy parents, but, some children had not managed to achieve the targets set, or had a lower than acceptable rate of attendance. This required very effective communication as the parents had to know that there were issues that needed addressing, how the issues needed to be addressed and that if there were any relevant underlying problems or concerns that they knew about, the parents could, with confidence, tell the teacher, so that the concerns could be taken into account and helpful advice or referrals to other professional bodies could be arranged if necessary.
Ineffective communication at parent’s evening could lead to a lack of confidence in the school, it would create a situation where the parent’s support could be withdrawn, This could damage the relationship between the child, the teacher and the school.
Here are diagrams that show many of the positive results achieved with effective communication.
1.2) The key principles of developing positive relationships are :
This is the basis of most, if not all of the principles. Without communication, no relationship can be built.
You must always be respectful, courteous and mindful of different cultures, beliefs and values of others.
To develop positive relationships with others you should ensure that you know their preferred form of address (Miss, Mr, Dr, Sir, Mrs etc) have taken time to learn their names and to always respect their views.