Supporting teaching and learning in schools level 2
Unit 203: Communication and professionals relationships with children, young people and adults. Think about your first few days in school placement. Reflect on how you have or will: Establish respectful, professional relationships with other adults (203: 2.1)
I would establish respectful, professional relationships with other adults by being polite and support other members of staff. I would hold information in confidence, which would show I can be trustworthy. I would pay attention and use appropriate language. Also by being an active listener and showing this by following through to what has been said by other members. Establish respectful, professional relationships with the pupils (203: 1.1) I would establish a respectful, professional relationship with pupils by being patient and positive with the children. The age of the pupils is important as all age groups require different approaches. I would also use appropriate language and show interest in what the pupils are saying and support them with school activities. Behave appropriately for the child or young person’s age/ stage of development, (give some examples of how this would be different with another age group.) (203:1.2) I would behave in a professional manner and to take into account their development stage. Different aged children require different types of support, for example English not being the first language. Also working with children with special needs requires specified support. Speaking to very young children (key stage 1) you should get down to their level, to make eye contact and not to intimidate them. Also reminding them to listen and take turns to speak. It is important to check they have understood what is said to them. At key stage 2 children are more developed in their communication skills. The child will be more considerate to...
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