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Emotional and Social Development

All pupils have access to the range of Nurture Support available at Huntingtree. 


The first avenue of Nurture Support is from a member of staff, usually the Learning Support Assistant, that works with the child. This is an informal level of support based around our value of Every Child Known. If this support isn't successful, or the concern requires more intensive support, then the child will access the formal Nurture Pathways:


Nurture Support - Children who are facing challenges with their mental health which is affecting either their attendance or learning receive support from Mrs Morgan 

Pastoral Support - Children whose families are receiving support from Early Help have access to Pastoral Support from our Pastoral Lead, Mrs Wakefield

Phase Trust - Children who are being impacted by an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) have access to an external counselling service


Children receiving a Nurture Intervention will have targets set relating to Behaviour, Attitudes towards Learning and Attendance. These targets will be regularly reviewed by the Nurture Team with targets needing to be met in two of the areas before the child moves towards exiting the Nurture support. Parents will be informed if their child is receiving formal nurture/pastoral support and targets will be shared.


Nurture Base


To support our Nurture Provision, the school has a dedicated Nurture Room which is accessed by children requiring additional support at all times of the day, including before school. The Nurture Room provides a place to support SEMH needs, alongside providing positive sensory stimulation via the sensory resources available.