T.D.a 3.1

1. Understanding the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.
L.O 1.1
Effective communication is important to ensure that all members of staff are all working together to provide to best learning environment for the children. All staff members need to know the roles they play to provide the best education for the children within the school.   When establishing a professional relationships with adults you will need to be able to be open and give support where needed, when working within the school environment you will need to be able to work closely with others as part of a team. When communicating with children it is advisable to come down to their level maintain eye contact and listen to them, it is worth remembering that children on the autistic spectrum find eye contact difficult so be mindful of the child when talking to them, this will help to build a positive relationship and help to build up trust between you and the children in your school.   If like me you work with two teachers that job share you become a valuable link in the communication chain, strong communication makes this transition flawless for both teachers and children and TA’s play a huge part in this.    

L.O 1.2
I believe in treating people how I would like to be treated myself, whether I’m dealing with adults of children. When interacting with children in the classroom I always take time to listen to them and I always show an interest in what they are saying, I find repeating what they have told me useful in letting the children know I have listened and taken on board what they have said, for example if a child tells me they are going to the cinema after school my response will be ‘you’re going to the cinema what a lovely treat, what are you going to watch’ this then opens a two way conversation between you and the child you are talking to, I try...