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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 Bridgelea 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

Files to Download:

Now You See Us Nurture UK Report

Nurture UK Mental Health in Schools

Information from Nurture UK on Nurture Groups

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