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Saint Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy

Nuture group

We are fortunate to be able to offer nurture sessions for a small group of six children staffed by two supportive adults. The group, known as the Jungle Group offers a short term, focused, intervention strategy, which addresses barriers to learning arising from social, emotional and or behavioural difficulties, in an inclusive, supportive manner. Children continue to remain part of their class group but benefit from three afternoons each week for a half term block in the Jungle Group.

 

Trained staff create an attractive, safe, structured environment where building trusting relationships are core to the approach.

 

The children are carefully selected according to their individual holistic profile of needs, identified using the Boxall Profile whilst also ensuring the establishment of a cohesive nurture group.

 

Staff then plan and provide a variety of experiences, opportunities, approaches and resources to address these individual and group needs within a culture of trust, understanding and knowledge incorporating the 6 principles of nurture, with progress closely monitored.

 

Six principles of nurture group

  • learning is understood developmentally
  • the classroom offers a safe base
  • the importance of nurture for the development of well-being
  • language is a vital means of communication
  • all behaviour is communication
  • the importance of transition in the lives of children

 

If your child is chosen to attend Jungle Group you will receive a letter of invitation asking for your consent. There will be an opportunity for parents to meet the team before the course begins. This will give you a chance to find out more about the group and ask any questions that you may have.

 

Below is a link to a Derbyshire Behaviour Support Service booklet which has more information about Nuture.

 

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