Teaching Assistant Unit 11

8 Support children and young people’s
positive behaviour: Unit TDA 2.9
Behaviour is the way in which we act, speak and treat other people and our
environment. Children and young people whose early social and emotional
development is positive are more likely to make friends, settle well into school
and understand how to behave appropriately in different situations. They have
strong self-esteem and a sense of self-worth, but also have a feeling of empathy
for others. They understand what the boundaries are, and why they are
necessary. Behaviour has a significant impact on current and later success for
children and young people, in terms of their social skill development, education
and employment.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this chapter you will:
1. Know the policies and procedures of the setting for promoting children
and young people’s positive behaviour.
2. Be able to support positive behaviour.
3. Be able to respond to inappropriate behaviour.

The setting’s policies and
procedures for
promoting positive
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:

self-respect and self-esteem
consideration and empathy for others
social skills such as negotiation and problemsolving.

Key term
Empathy – The ability to understand and share the
feelings of another.

The policy should also include guidance in two
important areas:
1 promoting appropriate behaviour in the
children and young people in the setting

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