Nurture

At The Oaks Primary School we are dedicated to providing our children with a rounded curriculum and we promote child welfare.

Our nurture groups are part of the school’s Inclusion and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) provision. Its purpose is to offer children opportunities to re-visit early learning skills and promote and support their social and emotional development. There is much research evidence that children’s learning is most effective when they have a sense of emotional well being, good self esteem and a feeling of belonging to their school community. Our daily nurture groups provide children with this opportunity and so helps to develop their maturity and resilience.

What does good nurture provision look like?

Six principles

1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally

2. The provision offers a safe base

3. The importance of nurture for the development of self-esteem

4. Language is a vital means of communication

5. All behaviour is communication

6. The importance of transition in children’s lives

What will it achieve?

  • Significantly modified pupils’ behaviour.

  • Improved pupils’ social, emotional and behavioural skills.

  • Give parents and carers practical support, strategies and confidence.

  • Accelerated academic progress or restarted it when it had stalled.

  • Enable the pupil to reintegrate into their mainstream class.

  • Modify the practice of other staff, such as the class teacher.

  • Influence the rest of the school’s practice.

  • Improve pupils’ attendance.