To encourage the development of children’s self-esteem.
To use play to teach social skill, such as turn-taking and sharing, co-operating and appreciating the feelings of others.
To develop positive relationships with others.
To develop self-awareness and become reflective about their behaviour and how it affects others.
To develop their ability to regulate their emotions and control their own behaviour.
To develop the ability to express their feelings.
To develop language and communication.
To develop children’s emotional literacy.
To develop a greater resilience to change and new situations.
To develop their ability to deal with and resolve conflict.
To develop independence.
Nurture Room Aims
Nurture Room Rational
Through our Nurture Room facility (All Stars) we build the resilience and confidence of pupils who are finding it difficult to cope in the main classroom or the wider life of the school. Through targeting the development of children’s social skills we positively influence children’s lives and ensure intervention is provided at the earliest possible stage.
All Stars is a working classroom and uses play, art, talk and circle time to teach social skills, such as turn-taking, sharing, co-operating and appreciating the feelings of others, and self-awareness. The emphasis within a nurture group is on emotional growth, focusing on offering broad-based experiences in an environment that promotes security, routines and success.
The focus on intensive support helps identified children to flourish and grow and adds an important dimension to the education of some of our most vulnerable children. A strong emphasis on developing children’s language and communication skills helps to build a platform for further success and academic achievement.
We believe that by placing a strong emphasis on the improvement of children’s self-confidence and self-esteem, this in-turn improves their wider ability to learn. They develop a growing sense of achievement and increased levels of motivation which in-turn supports their ability to function in the normal classroom.
It is our intention that children become better at coping with and expressing their feelings, and as a result, levels of confrontation, anxiety and challenging behaviour are reduced.
There is whole-school recognition of children’s achievements within All Stars, providing children with a greater sense of being part of and belonging positively to a school community.
The emphasis on their social skills and co-operation is a continued focus for these once children when they are part of their normal classroom routine and this is encouraged by the whole-school behaviour system and the use of ‘Success Charts’ to monitor and encourage their successful re: integration into a whole-class setting.