For the school year 2021-22, in response to the impact of pandemic, we identified a need to support the children of Ireleth St Peter's with an increasing range of social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs. As part of our SEND intervention programme we have introduced a nurture group that takes place in school. Nurture group takes place each Wednesday afternoon and comprises of a range of activities, including enrichment experiences off the school site.
Nurture group has been designed to support the children we have identified with developing emotional resilience and to develop further communication and socialisation skills, which in turn has been found to have a positive impact on raising attainment and wellbeing. A nurture approach was chosen to support these needs as we feel it links to our christian ethos and values, which permeates through every area of school life. For this reason, we have named our nuture group "Prosper" as it's ethos and purpose is reflected in Jeremiah 29:11.
The groups are coordinated by our SENDCo, Mrs Saunders and run by our intervention lead, with support from Miss Morrison. We place a heavy emphasis on modelling healthy social interactions and positive communication skills. Children's needs are identified using a Boxall profile which helps us to identify the area of need where support is needed and measure progress that the children make.
More information can be found using the links above. Please check here for updates about the activities our nurture group are participating in this year.
My Happy Mind
This year, we have also introduced a whole school wellbeing scheme to support every pupil's social, emotional and mental wellbeing. Every class participates in a weekly session aimed at equipping them with strategies to regulate and manage their mental health. This includes 'Happy Breathing' which children practice to remain calm and gain control of their emotions. Click the link below to find out more.
At Ireleth St Peter’s, through values rooted in Christian teaching, our community nurtures and enables positive foundations for life. Our distinct Christian ethos permeates throughout ISP.
Working together in successful partnership, our school family embraces the common goal of inspiring every child to reach their fullest potential, through God’s love.