“A worthwhile book full of useful ideas and resources for nurture group practitioners. Simon Bishop is a skilled practitioner, and he links his contemporary, practical experience to the wider range of ideas and thinking that inform and underpin nurture group work in a helpful and accessible style.”—Jim Rose, DirectorThe Nurture Group Network Setting up and running a nurture group in your school is an effective way to improve the quality of educational services for every child, not just those with special educational needs. This practical book offers a clear structure for making a nurture group work and provides tried-and-tested reproducible resources to support the whole process. The author explains how and why nurture groups work and:Demonstrates how nurture groups benefit young children's social, emotional, and educational developmentGives practical advice on setting up and running a nurture groupExplains how to assess and monitor student progressProvides materials for leading staff development sessionsOffers photocopiable resources on an accompanying CD-ROMAn inspirational read for all teachers and support staff, Running a Nurture Group will appeal to anyone working with young children who have emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Why Schools and Children Need Nurture Groups
For children to be successful at school, they need to be able to cope with many requirements. They need to be able to try out and learn new skills, cope with change, face problems, make and keep friends, care about other people, know when things are right and wrong and be able to make ...