There are two Nurture Groups at Scott Primary. Our KS1 Nurture Group is called Squirrels Class and is for children in both Year 1 and 2.
Squirrels Class is led by Miss Corrner and Miss Carver and runs four afternoons a week, every Monday to Thursday.
Our KS2 Nurture Group is called Pioneer Class and is currently for children in Year 6. Pioneer Class is led by Miss Buckingham and runs twice a week, on a Monday and Thursday afternoon.
Both Nurture Groups are overseen by the SENDCo, Miss Woolston, and run with collaborative input from class teachers and teaching assistants.
A Nurture Group is an in school resource for children whose emotional, social and behavioural needs cannot be met in the mainstream classroom. Most children approach school with enthusiasm and confidence, therefore showing good levels of emotional security. However some may be unresponsive, withdrawn or require extra support to enable them to develop emotional and social resilience. A Nurture Group provides a specific, planned intervention, based on attachment theory that involves:
- Security, routines and boundaries
- Attention to transition
- Direct teaching and learning
- A setting with the atmosphere of a secure home
- A sense of containment
- Play and reflection work
- Opportunities for meaningful group interaction and the
development of trust and appropriate social skills
- An awareness of the impact of personal feelings
- Trained staff
Squirrels is on Monday to Thursday afternoon’s. The children are collected after registration and returned by to class before the end of the day. It is important children feel part of their class, so on any special days in class or class trips, the children will stay in their own classes. At the beginning and end of each term the children spend the week back in their class to settle back in and establish friendships.