“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
Based on our nurturing ethos, we address the social, emotional and learning needs of individual pupils by providing the necessary help to remove the barriers to learning. Following the six principles of nurture, we are able to develop a personalised assessment and therapy plan for each of our young people.
There is great emphasis on Emotional Literacy, language development and communication. All young people will be assessed on entry using CELF-5 and Motional Assessments.
Young people will be immersed in an accepting and warm environment that helps replace missing/distorted early nurturing experiences and helps them to develop positive relationships with both staff and peers.
We believe that by nurturing a young person, we can build their resilience and self-esteem, and reduce the impact of Attachment Disorder on their lives.
According to research, Nurture can also have a positive impact on the parent-child relationship, with children being more affectionate and communicative at home, and parents feeling more confident in being able to help their children (Ofsted 2011).
All teaching spaces have a nurture area where students can take time out