We are committed to giving pupils the opportunity to learn in a nurturing environment. We believe our school promotes the six principals of nurture which support self esteem, well being, behaviour, co-operative learning and problem solving. These skills feed back positively into classroom work and other settings.

We are currently working towards achieving the National Nurturing Schools award and hope to gain this by the end of the 2019 academic year. Here are some examples of how Nurture is embedded throughout the curriculum.

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1. Children's learning is understood developmentally

  • Learning Ladders

  • Child-centered Curriculum

  • Streaming in Maths and English

  • Personalised learning Programmes

  • Boxall Profile

  • Sensory Integration

  • Environments meet the needs of the children


2. The classroom offers a safe base

  • Nurture Nooks

  • Routines

  • Visual Timetables

  • Familiar Adults

  • Interactive Displays

  • Warm and Inviting Classrooms 

  • Consistent Boundaries

  • School Rules


3. The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing

  • Parent Coffee Mornings

  • Parent Forums

  • Workshops and Training

  • Golden Time for Pupils

  • Golden Table (Dinner)

  • Celebration Assemblies

  • Teamwork

  • Building Relationships

  • Nurture Teaching Assistants

  • Cracker the Buddy Dog

  • Rainbow Room

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4. Language is a vital means of communication

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Makaton

  • Communication Passports

  • Objects of Reference

  • Now and Next Boards

  • Choice Boards

  • Big Macs and Switches

  • Tactile Signing for Sensory Learners (TaSSels)

  • EAL support

  • Speech and Language Therapists

  • Committees ( School Council, Eco)

  • Newsletters

  • Home School Diary


5. All behaviour is communication

  • Indivualised Behaviour Plans


  • Occupational Therapists

  • Midland Psychologists

  • Wellbeing Teaching Assistants

  • Speech and Language Therapists

  • Nurture Nooks and Chill Room for Timeout


6. The importance of transition in children's lives

  • Visual Timetables

  • Now and Next Board

  • Transition Books

  • Transition to High School

  • Parental guidance to support routine at Home with PECS

  • Parent Workshops

  • Newsletters

  • Home School Diary

  • Family Learning Events

  • Parent's Evening

  • Daily Strategies (countdowns, objects of reference and symbols)