Nurture and Refocus
Nurture highlights the importance of our social environments and the relationships we build – its significant influence on social emotional skills, wellbeing and behaviour. Children and young people who have a good enough start in life are shown to have more advantages over those who have experienced missing or difficult early attachments. They tend to do better at school, attend regularly, form more meaningful friendships and are significantly less likely to experience physical or mental health problems.
At North Leamington we use The Thrive Approach across the school which is a dynamic, developmental, and trauma-sensitive approach to meeting the emotional and social needs of children. It offers a range of opportunities for children and young people to engage with nurturing/thriving experiences, giving them the social and emotional skills to do well at school and with peers, develop their resilience and their capacity to deal more confidently with the trials and tribulations of life, for life.
In our Nurture provision we offer a range of interventions, which are tailored to individual need and are based on a graduated four-part cycle (assess, plan, do, review). Through this cycle, actions are reviewed and refined as understanding of a student's needs and the support required to help them secure good outcomes increases. We also offer students a safe space where they can feel comfortable during social times.
Our ‘refocus’ area is a place where students are able to reflect on their behaviour or the choices they have made. We work with a cycle of Relate, Rupture, Repair. This can help support a more positive outcome for the students allowing them to move forward with their education. Students complete a reflection with the room lead enabling them to move forward positively as quickly as possible.
Key Staff within Nurture and Refocus
IEN Team Lead Nurture and Refocus – Faye Davies
Refocus lead – Ms Jas Sokhi
Nurture Practitioner – Issy Northman