nurtureuk is a charity dedicated to removing barriers to learning and improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people by promoting nurture in education.
Whether it is delivering certified training, supporting whole school or Trust-wide nurturing schools approach or promoting evidence-based research, nurtureuk is providing quality support and resources to make nurturing provision a reality for pupils across the UK and beyond.
We have established a Norfolk Nurture Hub http://www.norfolknurturehub.org/ (continuing as nurtureuk’s East of England Regional base) and are delivering local training and consultancy support to teachers and schools applying nurturing principles across their work and supporting them in their own school and individual well-being.
What We Do
A Graduated Approach To Nurture
nurtureuk campaigns for all schools in the UK to adopt a graduated approach to nurture, so that all children and young people can benefit from nurture and can receive the appropriate level of support they need.
The Nurture Pyramid is the model nurtureuk has adopted to map out the levels of support schools can provide to help children’s and young people’s social emotional wellbeing, from a universal reach at the bottom tier to one-to-one targeted interventions for the most vulnerable children and young people at the very top. nurtureuk/Norfolk Nurture Hub offers services and interventions to support teachers and schools across all five tiers of the pyramid.
Boxall Profile Online
nurtureuk recommends schools to conduct universal screenings using the Boxall Profile – assessing whole school populations rather than focusing on a minority of pupils, although we recognise that this needs to be a planned for graduated approach and depends on the individual school.
Universal screenings can have a positive impact across all school levels.The Boxall Profile 2017 can be used to assess primary school children (from 4to 11), and the Boxall Profile for Young People to assess secondary school young people (from 11 to 18).
We help thousands of nurture groups in schools across the United Kingdom develop children’s and young people’s social and emotional skills, build resilience and help form healthy attachments to school.
Training & Consultancy
We deliver localised training and consultancy support to teachers and schools applying nurturing principles across their work (from early years to secondary).
We organise conferences and campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of nurture, motivating practitioners and policy makers to apply nurturing principles.
Impact & Evidence
We gather, analyse and use evidence to evaluate and improve the nurturing approach, influencing decision makers in educational policy and relevant bodies to plan service provision and inform further research.
Norfolk Nurture Hub
nurtureuk is piloting a three-year Boxall Nurture Hub® provision based in Norwich which will provide:
- A centre of excellence where the Six Principles rule
- A place for developing skills and modelling inclusive practice
- A place for intensive support for children through our Inclusion Support Solutions
- A place for supporting parents and carers
- A place for sharing of ideas, networking
- A place for supporting the wellbeing of all school staff
- A base for nurtureuk’s local consultancy and support team- with experience from early years through to secondary.
Inclusion Support Solutions (ISS) is the service that embeds nurturing culture and ethos in schools to improve the social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of pupils, while improving the wellbeing of staff in schools – from caretakers to headteachers.
A nurturing environment and curriculum is an entitlement for all. As with everything we do, the ISS programme is underpinned by the six principles of nurture, successfully implemented in nurture groups for over 40 years.
ISS programme provides schools with an alternative option to gaining the National Nurturing Schools Award with a dedicated consultant to provide bespoke support. For more information please visit http://www.norfolknurturehub.org/courses/inclusion-support-solutions/
Main Contact: Jeni Barnacle
Email Address: email@example.com
Telephone: 01603 928140