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					    NURTURE
       IN
WHITBURN ACADEMY
          L McEwen
     Depute Head Teacher
      Whitburn Academy

       September 2010
                     WHY?

• Whitburn Academy already has a good ethos of
  support.
• Challenging groups in S1.
• Groups of de-motivated pupils in S3 - S4. It was
  felt that steps could be taken earlier.
• Desire to be proactive. Introduce steps to work
  with pupils at an earlier stage.
• Enthusiasm….to do something about it!
             WHY NURTURE?
• Support pupils at an early stage in secondary
  school.
• Builds on relationships and increases self
  esteem. Links with our school priorities and
  ethos.
• Helps with behaviour / social / emotional needs.
• Social learning : safe environment.
• Identifies where there have been gaps at an
  earlier stage and gradually fills these gaps
• It works.
• Enthusiasm…from others.
            HOW WE STARTED

• Support from Educational Psychologists.
• Support from SLT: to build on current good
  practice.
• 2 day Training session in school: including input
  from Music Therapist/ Burnhouse.
• Visits to other established groups.
• Spread idea among staff, especially discussing
  with current support staff.
                   PROCESS

• Identified nurture room: central corridor
  set up on “home background” style.
• Whole staff awareness: also as part of our ethos
  on building relationships.
• Staff identified and trained: CPD training end
  September will be attended by additional staff.
• Profiling pupils using Boxall Secondary Profiles:
  starting with small group: once S2 group
  running, consider S1.
       NURTURE… THE FUTURE
• Make a Difference……
• Equip pupils to cope better as they proceed
  through school: build confidence and self
  esteem.
• CYPT team planning to work with parents.
• Feedback to staff: keep Nurture in the forefront.
• Support from trainee Educational Psychologist.
• Monitoring and evaluating group and
  communicating with staff and parents.
• A prime role in meeting needs of all pupils.

				
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