TDA 2.3: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
      1.1 Describe how to establish respectful, professional relationships with children and young people
When establishing respectful, professional relationships with children and young people you will need to change your behaviour and communication appropriately. You will need to demonstrate adequate communication skills, be approachable and capable of working in an environment with shared support.
Children and young people should be made to feel valued and secure by your actions regardless of age, culture and abilities this will need to be best to gain these at the beginning of the relationship.
You will need to be aware of the issues which may be important to the children and young people and make time to talk to them about these issues. Make them feel like part of the school by communicating positively with them and getting involved.

1.2 Describe with examples how to behave appropriately for a child or young person’s stage of development
When communicating with children and young people you should keep in mind their stage of development, remembering that children of different needs and ages will require different levels of attentions and support. For example:
Children in Foundation and Key stage 1 will still be developing their communication and language skills so when speaking to them you will need to get down to their level so you don’t appear intimidating. They may need to be reminded that it is important to take turns when speaking and that they should also listen to others. You will need to speak clearly and check that they understand what has been said by asking them to repeat it back to you. You will need to remember that children at this stage has a short concentration span and will sometimes find it hard to manage time change and excitement if you are thinking of making changes to...