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The Circle (Nurture Group)

What is Nurture Group?


Nurture groups provided a structured and carefully routine timetable while allowing pupils to learn in a small group within a safe and nurturing environment,

It is run by trained staff who encourage the pupils to build their confidence and improve relationships with their peers.


Our aim is to improve pupils’ confidence, behaviour, academic achievement and attendance.

Our Nurture Group is open 4 afternoons a week and children will usually be part of the group for at least 1 term. A Boxall Profile assessment is completed to track progress and support transition back into class full time.


The Six Principles of Nurture

  • Children’s learning is understood developmentally.

  • The classroom offers a safe base.

  • The importance of nurture for the development of self-esteem.

  • Language is a vital means of communication.

  • All behaviour is a communication.

  • The importance of transition in children’s lives.

Nurture Timetable

13:30 - 14:00 - Welcome and circle time

14:00 - 14:30 - Nurture activity based on group targets

14:30 - 14:55 - Snack time

14:55 - 15:00 - Transition back to class ready for home time

The Nuture Room

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