Explain the purpose and principles of effective communication and relationships in a diverse school
Why do we communicate? How do we communicate? Two simple questions but many different answers of how and why we communicate with others and the effect it has when communicating with people.
Depending on the age of who we are trying to communicate with whether a child or an adult, someone whose English is a second language, or someone who has a disability the way in which we communicate with them should not really be much of a difference, it is how we communicate with them which is the most important part.
How we communicate with others in schools can be in many ways (as shown below)
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If the relationship was poor between the teachers and parent this may reflect on the child, as vice versa, if the relationship between teacher and child was poor this may be the case for the relationship with the parent also.
Communicating with adults who have communication differences is approached differently, as adults without even knowing they are doing it would communicate with them differently. If an adult had a hearing problem you would ensure you were facing them and give them eye contact so they could lip read what you were saying and speak slower than you normally would to someone.
If English is not their first spoken language this can cause many barriers especially where communication is an everyday thing in school not only for the student but also communicating with parents through letters, phone calls and face to face communication. Care and consideration must also be given to those who struggle with English. In school it may help those students who speak little English to have a board around the school with key words of their spoken language with the English word next to it for the students to learn, this would also support building relationships and communication with students who spoke English. It would also support students who did speak English learn their peers spoken language and show that they recognise their culture