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What this means for your child

  • We meet with children to support and challenge unhelpful and negative beliefs about themselves and build resilience.
  • The development of social and emotional skills is at the heart of our curriculum.
  • We use positive reinforcement and nurturing opportunities to recognize and manage their emotions.
  • We act on the pupil's voice through questionnaires, class assemblies, circle time, and school council meetings.
  • Transitions are carefully planned.
  • Children feel safe at Hilderthorpe and are supported to develop their emotional literacy
  • We understand the children learn and develop at different ages and stages and this is reflected in our curriculum and approaches.

Nurture groups are developed around the six principles of nurture:


Some of the things happening at Hilderthorpe

We empower children to know and realise their rights and the rights of others

  • Reinforcement of all positive behaviours
  • Jigsaw PHSE curriculum that focuses on qualities that underpin emotional wellbeing
  • We use the six nurture principles to support children

Ways you can work with us to support your child

  • Ensure that we have up to date contact information so we can communicate with you about your child
  • Join us for school events such as the talent show and assemblies as our children tell us that they feel proud and happy when their parents are in school
  • Encourage your child to tell you about their learning and what they enjoy at school
  • Talk with your child about their feelings

We Nurture Parents

  • We make visitors feel safe in our school
  • We work with parents/carers and other agencies to support the family around the child
  • We will keep you updated regularly about your child’s progress and development in school

We Nurture Staff

  • Staff are able to access relevant and current training and professional development linked to nurture
  • Staff feel respected, valued, and supported

We expect all stakeholders and visitors in the school to model these principles to each other. These principles are threaded through all aspects of our school life including policies and the curriculum.

Additional Documents

Nurture Assessment Report

Now You See Us Nurture UK Report

Nurture UK Mental Health in Schools

Information from Nurture UK on Nurture Groups

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