Unit 301 Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults.

Unit 301   Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults.

Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.

Effective communication is essential in developing positive relationships. Children learn how to behave by watching the adults around them, if we model the way we would like them to communicate then we are teaching them essential skills that will see them through their whole life. Children need to feel safe in the presence of adults other than their parents/carers in order to fully enjoy the school environment. Building trust is a crucial element in developing a relationship with children, they need to feel they can tell you anything that may be troubling them and that you are there to help them. A worried child is easily distracted therefore this will affect their concentration levels and ability to learn.
Young people also need that trust, they want to be able to voice their opinions, for their thoughts and ideas to be taken seriously, secure in the knowledge that you will always be interested in what they have to say. They will then feel more at ease to seek advice from you on any issue.
Parents have a great deal of influence on how the child views school, we should all be seen to be   working together for the good of the child. Parents need to be able to discuss with us anything that might have happened that could affect the child emotional wellbeing and ability to learn at school. If the parent has faith the school and the education given, the child then has support from all angles. A happy parent = a happy child, resulting in an increased learning ability. A breakdown in communication could lead to a lack of information given from either side that could otherwise prevent a maybe serious situation arising, for example: if the child had fell and bumped their head on the way to school, we would need to be informed in order to look for possible signs of...