The nurture provision is an important part of our school and has been developed over a number of years.
Nurture focusses on raising pupil's self esteem, promoting emotional literacy and assisting pupils in managing their emotions. It is more of a longer term intevention than ELSA support and is offered for a very small number of pupils, depending on pupil need, following an intensive assessment by staff.
It is led by trained nurture staff, who also develop close links with the families of pupils who are in the nurture group. The nurture group meets in every morning in the nurture classroom. It has developed it's own curriculum with the focus being on PSE and practising of functional numeracy and literacy skills through activities such as cooking.
In addition to this, problem solving skills and team building are developed through activities such as horseriding or kayaking.