We are a school community, with a Christian ethos, dedicated to providing an education to inspire life-long learning.
Nurture is deigned to be a warm and welcoming experience, that provides a consistent, predictable and safe place for children. It offers a variety of equational and domestic experiences aimed at supporting the development of a child’s relationship with their peers and with staff.
Nurture is run by Miss Brown (HLTA) and is led by our Nurture Lead, Miss Ramwell.
The group follows key principles of PACE by Dan Hughes:
PLAYFULNESS: light, hopeful, open and spontaneous; provide opportunities for enjoyment
ACCEPTANCE: unconditionally directed at all of the experiences of the other; accept the young person, not necessarily their behaviour
CURIOSITY: non-judgemental, not knowing, active interest in other’s experiences; offer ways to help young people to reflect on their experiences.
EMPATHY: felt sense of other and communicated. Activily communicate that you want to experience what the young person is feeling.
These principles underpin everything we do in Nurture.
A teacher might identify a child with any of the above needs. A discussion would then take place with the Nurture Lead, Miss Ramwell. If it is felt the child would benefit from a Nurture Group environment the class teacher will speak to the parent/carer.
The nurture group will help to boost confidence and self-esteem and provide children with extra skills to improve social skills and independence for example: