New Nurture Suite will play vital role in helping pupils at Fenland school
A Fenland school has launched a new facility to help children manage their behaviour and emotions so they can learn effectively.
At an event attended by the Wisbech mayor Councillor Andrew Lynn, members of the Elliot Foundation Academies Trust, and a wide range of local educators, Nene and Ramnoth School launched its new Nurture Provision suite ‘The Glade’ on Thursday(4).
In attendance were also Victoria Norris from NurtureUK who has played a pivotal role in helping set up the provision and Arti Sharma, the CEO of NurtureUK via video link.
James Ayton, executive principal said: "The Nurture provision plays a vital role in our school. It is designed as a specialist provision to support and help our children to understand and manage their emotions and behaviour effectively so that their educational needs can be met ensuring future success is being built on firm foundations.
"We have been extremely grateful for the support of both the NurtureUK team in helping us develop our approaches, and the Elliot Foundation in investing in us and supporting our vision to develop the school site.
‘‘The Glade’ can cater for up to 12 children in any one session. Activities in the sessions include meal times, opportunities to explore thoughts and feelings, specific teaching on how we manage and understand our emotions and of course normal academic work is woven into the school day.
"We hope that in time we may be able to work with other schools and organisations in Wisbech and the surrounding area to meet the local need beyond the walls of the school."
Kath OShea, special needs coordinator at the school said: "We began our nurture journey last year, and our nurture provision has already shown great success, with many of our children who have worked in the setting now returning to their classrooms successfully.
"We are so proud of our young people for the progress they have made. The approaches we have taken have definitely given them the emotional confidence and skills they need to succeed in the classroom."