Our Nurture Room
At Ysgol Bryn Gwalia we believe that every child is extraordinary and that education has the power to change lives for the better. Teaching and learning is built upon a solid foundation that is inclusive, challenging, supporting and empowering. However for some pupils accessing the curriculum can be challenging, this could be due to a social/emotional, communication barrier and they may require additional support in the form of nurture.
Nurture is an invaluable resource at Ysgol Bryn Gwalia. It provides a bridge between home and school; a place where children can feel safe and secure to explore their emotional and social well-being, learn about themselves, develop and grow into competent, resilient learners.
Research shows that children's learning is most effective when they have a sense of emotional well-being, good self-esteem and a feeling of belonging. Our Nurture Room provides children with this opportunity, helping to develop maturity and resilience.
The Philosophy of the Nurture Room is drawn from the six principles established by the work of Marjorie Boxall and others:
- Children's learning is understood developmentally
- The Classroom offers a safe base
- All behaviour is communication
- The importance of nurture for the development of well-being
- Language is a vital means of communication
- The importance of transition in children's lives
Our highly experienced staff are specifically trained to work with individuals or small groups to support children's well-being.
Sessions are fun and informative, using activities and resources to motivate, engage and support. Children are taught strategies to support their well-being as well as focusing on their bodies to identify and acknowledge what happens when feelings can overwhelm them.
In response to the current situation, we are taking great care in making plans to provide the best possible provision for all children after they have returned to school. After a long period of time away from their friends, away from school routines and from the expectations of each school day, some children will find the transition back to 'normality' harder than others.
Parents are welcome to contact school and speak to Mrs Wyatt to discuss their child, if they feel their child would benefit from nurture support.