Welcome to Nurture +

Meet The Team:

Ark Leader

Mrs Malony

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Rutherford

Transition support

Debbie Clarke

What is Nurture plus?

‘Nurture groups are in-school, teacher-led psychosocial interventions focused on supporting the social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) of children and young people. They are founded on evidence-based practices and offer a short-term, inclusive, targeted intervention that works in the long term. First and foremost, nurture groups focus on supporting students to form attachments to loving and caring adults at school. Unconditional positive regard is the most powerful mechanism for change.National Nurture networks

First and foremost, nurture group plus focuses on supporting students to form attachments to loving and caring adults at school. Unconditional positive regard is the most powerful mechanism for change.

School is committed to a nurturing ethos and will provide two caring and affectionate nurture practitioners within the classroom and a group of no more than 12 students. Children will have the opportunity to access mainstream classrooms when it is felt to be appropriate.

Social and developmental targets for each student are devised using the Boxall Profile, a detailed assessment of social, emotional and behavioural functioning of children and young people. When the appropriate targets are met the student may be reintegrated into their mainstream class or transitioned into the most appropriate setting. The amount of time this takes will depend on each individual child.

Aims for Nurture plus

  • To define and support acceptable standards of behaviour.
  • To encourage consistency of response to both positive and negative behaviour.
  • To promote self-esteem, self-discipline and positive relationships.
  • To encourage the involvement of both home and school in the implementation of this policy.
  • To maintain curriculum coverage.

Children have to be referred into Nurture + by a member of staff in school. They will be assessed using the Boxall profile and other measures of SEMH before any decision about placement is decided. Placements will continually be monitored, reviewed and discussed with parents. Working with parents is a key part of a successful placement in Nurture +.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Miss Grimshaw on 01274 410349.

 

General Notices:

P.E is on a Monday morning. Please can your child bring PE kit.

Homework is set each Friday and will need to be returned the following Tuesday.

Nurture + uses the entrance in the car park and you will have a time allocated for arrival and pick up so that you have time to discuss the day with the teacher. We expect parents to accompany their child too and from school each day to ensure a settled day at school.

Keeping in touch

We encourage constant communication between home and school, we want to share your child’s successes with you. To do this we follow the same practise as the wider school by using ClassDojos. ClassDojos are points that students can collect during the school day. For example; achieving something great in their learning, following instructions or  listening really well. We can send and receive messages to and from parents on this platform and encourage parents to check in regularly.

Last Year lots of parents across the school used ClassDojos so hopefully everyone will download the app this year! http://www.classdojo.com/onehundred/