The social side of building a relationship depends how the young person adapts to new situations, such as starting a new school, new environment around them. You may get a young person who is quite timid, and quiet and may take time to adapt to a new environment. You may find this difficult to build a relationship as they are not open to communicating. You should always try to get any young person involved with any activity as much as you can as this will help gain there trust.
I am also aware that within my job role and social role this can open me up to parents approaching me to ask questions, but more importantly I am very aware of the confidentiality policy within any school and what to do in these cases when they occur.
The professional side of building relationships would be a big impact on how the young person responds to a new environment, when a child joins a new school the first thing that will happen is some form of communication. This may be a smile, a wave or a friendly ‘hello’. With this first dash of communication, we are then beginning to build our relationship. Being welcoming and willing to allow children to speak their opinions and value what they say this will encourage children to gain the respect/trust for an adult.
Us as teachers must remember to conduct ourselves in a professional manner at all times, this professional manner should also include the way we speak to children and other adults.
Within the world we live in there are many different cultures and backgrounds where children or young people enter the world. These are based on what ethnicity their parents are or religion they may follow. This may impact the way some communicate for example, eye contact may not be as common in some cultures as in others or may be interpreted differently. This could have a impact on how they make positive relationships with others, but this could be as they may have different beliefs or values to them.
We as teachers should adapt the communicating we use for different cultures as some cultures have a different standard of behaviour which may extend gestures such as body language or eye contact, if someone avoids eye contact with you when speaking, this could be that it has a impact on their culture and that they are not being rude.
Where ever possible I would try and learn to adjust to peoples cultures and or beliefs to ensure that we can communicate effectively still.