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WHOLE SCHOOL NURTURE APPROACH FOR LEARNING

The focus of the whole school nurture apprpch for learning award is learning and achievement. We recognise that academic learning cannot be separated from the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and young people. Neuroscience has influenced the development of the six nurture principles for learning and these provide a framework which, when embedded, support schools in meeting their strategic developmental goals. As this is a whole school approach, this course is most suited to members of the school leadership team.

Delegates will:

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of meeting children and young people’s social, emotional, and cognitive needs to enhance learning and achievement.

  • Gain an understanding of how children’s brains develop so that interventions target the causal factor and improve effectiveness of the support given to individual children and young people.

  • Be able to use neuroscientific knowledge to enhance teaching and learning.

  • Gain an understanding of how the Developmental Portrait can support teachers in the identification of barriers to learning and effective interventions to improve learning. 

  • Gain an understanding of how to plan to meet the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of whole class, groups and individual children and young people.

  • Consider how mental health can be enhanced for all members of the school community.

The six nurture principles for learning will be embedded throughout the school setting, during a twelve-month journey. Settings will complete an assessment demonstrating impact on the culture of learning and achievement, mental health and wellbeing, attendance, and behaviour.

 

To achieve the award, you will evidence that nurture principles for learning are evident throughout policy, consistently applied and embedded throughout practice within the school. Evidence of impact will be demonstrated, for example: pupils’ developmental needs are met within a graduated approach. 

VIRTUAL LEARNING

MODULE 1+2 (Virtual session, full day or two 3 hour sessions)

  • Introduction

  • What do we mean by a nurture school?

  • Attachment in the classroom
     

MODULE 3 (Virtual session, 3 hours)

  • The six nurture principles for learning

  • Developmental Portrait

  • Creating an accurate portrait of children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development

MODULE 4 (Virtual session, 3 hours)

  • Introduction and implementation of the self-assessment

 

SIX WEEK REVIEW (Virtual session, 3 hours)

  • Opportunity to share practice, develop skills and next steps

 

SIX MONTH REVIEW (Virtual session, 3 hours)

  • Opportunity to share practice, develop skills and next steps

  • Assessment procedure

ASSESSMENT (Full day)

BLENDED PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

DAY 1 (Face-to-face training 9am-4pm)

  • Introduction

  • What do we mean by a nurturing school?

  • Attachment in the classroom
     

DAY 2 (Face-to-face training 9am-4pm)

  • The six nurture principles for learning

  • Introduction to the self-assessment Developmental Portrait

  • Creating an accurate portrait of children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development

SIX WEEK REVIEW (Via Zoom, 3 hours)

  • Opportunity to share practice, develop skills and next steps

SIX MONTH REVIEW (Via Zoom, 3 hours)

  • Opportunity to share practice, develop skills and next steps​

  • Assessment procedure

 

ASSESSMENT (At school, full day)

 

Cost 

Bespoke Programme (up to six people can attend the course). One must be a senior leader of the school) – £3,500 + VAT plus travel and accommodation costs (up to three nights) for one trainer.

 

Three or more schools (two people from each school can attend the course. One must be a senior leader of the school) – £1,750 + VAT plus travel and accommodation costs (up to three nights) for one trainer.

TRAINING OFFERED IN JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022

24 January 9.15am – 12.15pm
26 January 9.15am – 12.15pm
02 February 9.15am – 12.15pm
09 February 9.15am – 12.15pm