Developing and Nurturing the Whole Child
As a Catholic School, living out the Gospel Values, at St. Wulstan’s, we believe that it is our role and duty as educators to develop the whole child, academically and socially, to ensure that they have all the skills they need to reach their full potential.
We have many different groups for children to develop their social and emotional and behavioural skills which are led and run by a highly skilled Teaching Assistant.
Research shows that a child is able to learn best when they have strong self-esteem, a sense of belonging and resilience. Nurture groups offer a short-term focused intervention which addresses barriers to learning arising from social or emotional difficulties.
Nurture groups were originally developed in 1969 by educational psychologist Marjorie Boxall, who famously said: “If the child is unable to adjust to the needs of the school, then the school must adjust to meet the needs of the child.”
The groups are small, structured teaching groups for children showing signs of behavioural, social or emotional difficulties, particularly those who are experiencing disruption or distress outside school.
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