Learning Support (SEND)
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The Nurture Room
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Wyedean nurture group has been running for two years now and we have established a year 7 and year 8/9 group. Nurture groups are founded on evidence-based practices and offer an inclusive, focused intervention that works in the long term. Wyedean's nurture groups are classes of up to 6 students. The groups are facilitated by a dedicated member of the Learning Support staff. Students attend nurture groups, but remain an active part of their main class group and spend appropriate times within the nurture group according to their need. Nurture groups assess learning and social and emotional needs, and give whatever help is needed to remove the barriers to learning. There is great emphasis on language development and communication. The environment is always nurturing and supportive; the coordinator providing a role model that children observe and begin to copy. Food is shared at ‘breakfast’ with much opportunity for social learning, helping children to attend to the needs of others, with time to listen and be listened to. The Wyedean nurture room provides a hybrid of classroom and home comforts. As the students learn academically and socially they develop confidence, become responsive to others, learn self-respect and take pride in behaving well and in achieving. Nurture groups have been working successfully for more than 40 years in the UK.
The Six Principles of Nurture
- Children's learning is understood developmentally
- The classroom offers a safe base
- The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing
- Language is a vital means of communication
- All behaviour is communication
- The importance of transition in children's lives
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