Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
Communicating effectively within the school setting is very important to enable strong relationship to build between colleagues, children and parents. COLLEAGUES:
Communicating positively with colleagues is an important part in helping build a strong and trusting relationship with each other. Communicating in the right way will show colleagues that you are able to talk to them about any aspects of your role as a teaching assistant or show them that you are willing to take on any task within that role. Forming close relationships with the other practitioners will help to inform each other of any worries or concerns that one of you may have regarding a child. It can also encourage conversation regarding any ideas or thoughts you may have regarding lesson planning or activities. However it’s also important to communicate on a social level and develop more of a personal relationship, this in time will help increase the trust between my colleagues and they will see me as someone that can create a positive environment for both children and staff. This will help to develop a calm, happy and relaxed atmosphere creating a positive environment for teaching. CHILDREN:
Developing positive relationships with the children is the main key to a happy and calm environment. Without a positive and supportive attitude there will be no trust and honesty between yourself and the children. They will not feel like they can talk to you which may mean they could be keeping something important inside, which could affect their learning or social skills. With good communication from the practitioners, children can effectively engage in goal setting and problem solving which could enhance their ability to learn. The communication should try to be a two way strategy so you should always make sure opportunities are available for questions or discussions for the...
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