Nurture

Here at Shuttleworth College, we are striving to achieve the National Nurturing School Award.

We know that there is more to your child than high academic grades and aim produce happy, healthy, and productive members of the community. That is why we are adopting the Nurture approach school-wide. To find out more about what we do and how you can assist your child, you can download the leaflet we have produced here. Below we have also outlined the six principles of Nurture, as described by the students working within our Nurture programme.

 

1. Children's Learning is Understood Developmentally

“As we are developing and getting older, our understanding is getting better. It is important that we feel that we are being understood by others.”

2. The Classroom Offers a Safe Base

“The classroom offers children safety and security, a place to feel happy and safe, but the nurture room is an even safer place where you can show and talk about your feelings.”

3. The Importance of Nurture for the Development of Wellbeing

“Nurture means everything to me because without it I would be nothing. It is helpful to people who are struggling and going through a lot at home or school. It’s helping me to understand who I am.”

4. Language is a Vital Means of Communication

“How we speak to and treat other people helps them to know how we feel and helps them to know what is going on. How you are spoken to helps to change communication and social understanding.”

5. All Behaviour is Communication

“Young people and children behave in different ways because of the way they were raised or the things that may have happened to them in the past which makes it harder to be socially acceptable and for people to really understand why you act and behave like you do.”

6. The Importance of Transition in Children’s Lives

“Being nurtured in all stages of development and change helps you to feel valued and understood.”

“Nurture means everything to me because without it I would be nothing. It is helpful to people who are struggling and going through a lot at home or school. It’s helping me to understand who I am.”

Nurture Programme Student, Year 7