A nurturing environment: in and beyond the classroom
Garry Freeman looks at the key principles and practice of a nurturing approach to a learning environment.
Underpinning this is the concept and practice of a ‘nurture group’. These are well established in infant and primary settings, less so in secondary and tertiary ones. He discusses how we can have an appropriately nurturing environment in settings for older students, particularly in respect of the demands of different areas of the curriculum.
3 takeaways from Garry’s training session
– how a nurture approach can benefit your school and needs to closely involve pupils/students and their parents/carers –
– the importance of a nurturing environment to fostering learning by meeting needs –
– how you can apply such a nurture approach across a whole setting –
This session is aimed at SENDCos, Inclusion Leaders, senior leadership, key stage/area/subject leaders, class/subject teachers working with children with SEND.
Watch a snippet of Garry’s presentation…
This session was originally presented at one of our online Virtual SEND Conferences.
About the Creator
Garry Freeman / Independent SEND Consultant
An independent SEND Consultant, Garry has 43 years of previous teaching and leadership experience in secondary and special schools throughout West Yorkshire and Lancashire.
He has been instrumental in shaping SEND provision across England as a Whole-School SEND Reviewer, a National SEND System Leader and project lead for local authority improvement support. Garry has been an Associate Consultant for Nasen and Chair of their 0-11 Advisory Group. He is a highly skilled, driven and committed SEND leader, supporting schools, trusts and local authorities in a wide range of educational improvement priorities, focusing on caring, positive leadership and the management of change. Garry writes extensively for a range of educational publications. As a skilled and intuitive leader of SEND and inclusion, Ofsted described his practice as “beyond outstanding……..inspirational!”
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