A nurture group caters for a small group of children selected by careful assessment. The group is run by specially trained staff who offer a warm, structured environment where children are encouraged to build their confidence and learn good behavior.
The conviction of the nurture group is that education is fundamentally about human growth and development and the acquisition and understanding of knowledge and skills can only take place successfully in the context of healthy
relationships. The nurture group develops emotional well-being as this underpins learning. The input is intense, praise and encouragement constant and rewards are high. Children have clear rules and coaching in basic social skills such as how to share and have a conversation.
The importance of learning within the group.
The high expectations of the staff in the nurture group can bring about positive change in the children as emotional well-being underpins learning. The nurture group sets in motion a positive cycle of growth and development. Teaching and learning
becomes more effective for all the children and the morale of all concerned improves. The nurture group values people and seeks above all to understand and respect them as unique individuals. It puts the personal development of each of its children as the highest of its priorities.
The role of staff in the nurture group.
The role of staff supporting a nurture group is to work with the children to develop small attainable learning targets which can be built upon. Staff in the nurture group encourage children to converse and to be comfortable in a social group setting.
Our Nurture Group
A bridge between school and home.
Our Food Co-operative
Run by the Nurture group for our school community.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 February 2011 12:18 )