Tda 3.1

3.1: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults.
1. Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.
1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.
It is important to be able to adapt the way we communicate with children of all ages.   In my role within the Primary school I work with children from Foundation age up to year 5 every day and can also be in contact with year 6 during break times and assembly.   Each age group requires a different way of communication. With the little foundation children I will always get down to their level so I can make eye contact with them and listen with enthusiasm in an animated way to make sure I show interest in what they are telling me. With year 5 pupils I will communicate with them in a more adult way, listening carefully, making eye contact and talking to them with the level of respect that they should show me.
I think it’s really important to know when it’s appropriate for a child to tell you how many goals they scored in a match last night and when they need to be sat listening and ready to learn. Being there to listen to their stories of achievement and what exciting things they did at the weekend builds up a very good relationship with children but they also need to know that when it’s time to learn it’s time to learn and you can carry on with your story at break.
By building a positive relationship with the children and adults I work with they know they can trust me to be approachable, friendly and there to help. A simple good morning, how are you today? Can start to build a positive relationship .

1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults.
Within our role working in a school setting we can help children understand the value of positive relationships. We can ensure we are good role models...