The Role Of Key Person

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Key person role. The role of key person generated different opinions as to where it fits with leading and managing. Practitioner three suggested that the role had both managerial and leadership aspects to it such as, key person being responsible for paperwork (up to date) for key children. This perception was shared with practitioner one, although practitioner two could see that the role could be perceived as having leadership and management aspects, she did not see the role that way. ' I think a leader would support a key person to fulfil their role, helping them to assess, plan and review and make links to the EYFS, ensuring they know how to fill in any required paperwork, support them to form attachment with the key child and the…show more content…
Within the role of 'key person ' there are responsibilities that do not come under the heading of pastoral care, such as record keeping and supporting children 's development. With further discussions practitioner two suggested that a key person 's role she saw as independent a role needing neither management nor leadership. However, the journal posed questions of the key people 's role in developing relationships with parents and families of the children. Conversations with parents and families can sometimes be discussed with other members of staff but they are mainly in the moment conversations where advice is sometimes given to parents 'Role modelling was not seen as a defining part of a leadership role, although we copy people that we admire and respect and we role model to children behaviours that we want to instil in them.. I see that as leading ' (Reflective journal, 11th May 2014). Practitioner three described leadership links to key person role as: 'We are given a free rein, freedom to follow the children 's interests. We make decisions 'in the moment ', we make decisions everyday, and quick decisions where there is no time to ask others ' (Practitioner three). This does suggest management decisions could be risk assessments, which are seen as a managerial role. Practitioner three goes on to suggest that because of our life experiences, adults with families we are used to making
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