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Nurture groups are an approach to inclusion designed to open up learning for children who are struggling for a variety of reasons. Our Nurture groups provide a safe base, helping students cope with the demands of a secondary school, especially those with transition from primary to secondary school. They usually take the form of a small discrete class, offering a safe, structured and predictable environment.

Our Nurture provision provides short-term, targeted intervention for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties which are creating a barrier to learning within a mainstream class. Each Nurture group consists of a maximum of eight students, selected from Year 6 or Year 7 students who are identified by SEN or pastoral staff.

As the children learn academically and socially they develop confidence, become responsive to others, learn self-respect and take pride in behaving well and in achieving. This has a real impact on the development of their ability to fit into a secondary school environment and form positive adult and/or peer relationships.

In 2008 we were proud to receive the Kitemark standard for the work that we do in this field. Kitemark is a quality mark that recognises the outstanding practice that goes on with our Nurture groups. It is extremely difficult to achieve this award and we are now recognised as a leader within this field.

Please feel free to contact our Assistant SENDCOs, Mrs Seward or Miss Daley for more information.

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