TDA 2.9 : Support children and young people's positive behaviour
1. Know the polices and procedures of the setting for promoting children and young people's positive behaviour
1.1 Describe the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young people's positive behaviour.
● self- respect and self- esteem
● consideration and empathy for others
● social skills such as negotiation and problem- solving.
Every setting should have a behaviour policy. This should be speciﬁc to the aims and needs of the setting and include guidelines for promoting positive behaviour of both children and adults involved with the setting. A behaviour policy will help all staff to learn how to promote positive behaviour, by explaining that children need to develop positive skills and attributes:
The policy should also include guidance in two important areas:
1. Promoting appropriate behaviour in the children and young people in the setting
2 Discouraging inappropriate behaviour in the setting. Speciﬁc procedures for staff to follow which help in achieving these aims should also be included, such as:
● Being a positive role model: showing the children and young people what is appropriate
behaviour in the setting, by setting a positive example in your own behaviour.
● Showing respect to children, young people and other adults: by the way you listen, your
facial expression, your body language and by what you say.
● Praising children and young people: when they have shown positive and appropriate
behaviour – for example, when they have been helpful to another child.
● Organising the environment: to make it easier for children and young people to
understand why they need to be patient or to take turns.
● Intervening calmly: to stop children and young people hurting each other or behaving in an unsafe way.
● Setting boundaries: supporting children and young people in learning what sort of
behaviour is acceptable...