care for and protect someone while they are growing.
Our 'Nurture' programme is a bespoke, individualised intervention for students who are identified would benefit from 1:1 or small group provision, further to the personalised support provided within designated learning and pastoral sessions throughout the week.
'Nurture' is used proactively so that we ‘catch our students before they fall’ and boost self-esteem and self-belief in order that they can make the progress of which they are capable, and thrive.
Kate, our SENCo, will develop, lead and deliver 'Nurture', in liaison with our learning and therapy team. Her sessions will be student-led and focus on developing an understanding of young peoples' emotional challenges, to enable effective support activities to be devised on a child by child basis. Sessions will involve positive wellbeing, development of communication and social skills, with touching base type activities where students are given the time and space to offload, relax and communicate how they are feeling.
'Nurture' will be delivered wherever is appropriate each session for the students involved. That may be our 'Zen Den' - a calm space for reflection, quiet social time, small group / 1:1 work and therapy. It could be The Hub, a social space in the centre of our ground floor, at the heart of our schoolhouse. It could be in the Library, another smaller space with a peaceful feel. It may be outdoors in part of our extensive grounds. Nurture sessions will be flexible and adapted to the students' involved.