1.1, Explain Why Effective Communication Is Important in Developing Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

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Understand the principals 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.
Effective communication is the most important part in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Some pupils that struggle with their learning and/or have confidence issues may find that they can’t communicate with all of us, therefore, treating that pupil in a calm, positive, praising and gentle manner could mean the difference between them trusting us or closing down and giving up. I believe that children should be spoken to
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His primary school never taught foreign languages so he struggled among a class that already knew the basics. I made his French teachers aware of this during parents evenings and they did what they could within their parameters (ie, moving him to the front of the class and directing more questions to him) but nothing helped, he just couldn’t grasp it. After we exhausted everything, we just took solace in knowing that when he took his options he could drop it and concentrate on subjects he was good at. Unfortunately for him, the year of his options the school changed the syllabus so that his class were made to take a language. When he went into year 10 I made a formal appointment for us to sit down and discuss it with the relevant people. The meeting was attended by his tutor, head of year, head of French and his French teacher. My son explained what areas he found most difficult and that the class moved on too quickly. My concerns were that he wouldn’t achieve a GCSE . By the end of a very productive meeting my son was to receive 2 after school one to one sessions per week with the head of French and tutor times spent sitting with an A grade student talking and writing French. This highlighted to the school his lack of primary knowledge of the language and provisions needed to be put into place for ‘catch up’.
Non verbal communication is also just as important as verbal communication. Again, using the child with confidence and relationship issues,