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.
2.1. Describe the benefits of encouraging and rewarding positive behaviour. Give examples of positive responses to behaviour and say how these may motivate children in their behaviour and learning You could briefly link this to Bandura’s work on role models or Skinner’s work on positive reinforcement. You could also link this to Rogers’ work on ‘Positive Self-Regard’. 2.2. Apply skills and techniques for supporting and encouraging children and young people’s positive behaviour. Observed in practice*
2.3. Demonstrate realistic, consistent and supportive responses to children and young people’s behaviour. Observed in practice*
2.4. Provide an effective role model for the standards of behaviour expected of children, young people and adults within the setting. Observed in practice*
*Note: This will be observed while you are supporting children’s learning and other typical activities. You will need to be familiar with the class/school rules, rewards and sanctions and be seen to apply these as appropriate. You will need to be seen: providing clear instructions & positive feedback; balancing your attention between individuals and groups; being consistent.
3. Be able to respond to inappropriate behaviour.
3.1. Select and apply agreed strategies for dealing with inappropriate behaviour. Observed in practice* (this can include any ‘low-level’ behaviours) Note: if not possible to observe in practice, you could write a REFLECTIVE ACCOUNT describing a situation you have been involved in, describing your responses and any personal learning you gained from the experience. 3.2. Describe the sorts of behaviour problems that should be referred to others and to whom these should be referred. Give examples of situations in which a child/children’s behaviour could not be dealt with by the usual class/school procedures. Briefly give reasons why the behaviour would be considered serious. Describe the setting’s procedures for dealing with these more serious incidents & behaviour.