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Nurture Group Theory and Practice - Supporting All Students to Learn

Nurture Group Theory and Practice - Supporting All Students to Learn

This course, which will take place over four evenings (Monday 4th November, Monday 11th November, Tuesday 19th November and Monday 2nd November from 4.30 - 7.30p.m.) is suitable for:

  • Those who wish to set up and run a nurture group.
  • Those who wish to support pupils who need to 'settle to learn'.
  • Those who wish to support 'at risk' children.
  • Teachers and SNAs who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, attachment difficulties, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, low resilience, self-regulation and/or self-expression difficulties.

The course will explore:

  • The practicalities of setting up and running a nurture group – early years, primary and secondary,
  • Up-to-date research in attachment theory and neuroscience and the practical applications in the classroom,
  • Child development and learning: the effects of loss, trauma and neglect on learning and behaviour,
  • Using the Boxall Profile to assess pupils’ developmental difficulties, blocks to learning and to devise practical strategies to support them in transition back to class,
  • Developing the curriculum to promote students’ social, emotional and learning skills,
  • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach and promoting wellbeing,
  • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach.

Rationale:
We know that education is a major protective factor in preventing social exclusion and predicting success in life. Children and young people who attend school regularly attain well, learn to make friends, and are significantly more likely to find skilled employment, to avoid antisocial or criminal behaviour and to enjoy good mental health. There are students in schools – in Primary and Post Primary - who seem unable to access learning, who have not developed the necessary social, emotional and behavioural skills for learning. They do not respond to the teaching offered, either withdrawing or behaving aggressively to teachers and fellow pupils. These children make little progress, often reaching the stage of exclusion. They can have a profound, negative effect on other pupils and class morale. Much of this can be prevented. For 50 years, nurture groups have been demonstrating that, with the right help and support, such children and young people can successfully be included in mainstream schools.

Delegate resource pack will include:

  • Course materials
  • A copy of the Boxall Profile (Primary)/Boxall Profile for Young People (Post Primary) Handbook
  • A copy of Beyond the Boxall Profile: Strategies and Resources/Beyond the Boxall Profile for Young People: Strategies and Resources publications.

All delegates will have the opportunity to submit an assignment for certification as a Certified Nurture Group Practitioner.

Course Properties

Course date 04-11-2019 4:30 pm
Course End Date 02-12-2019 7:30 pm
Capacity 24
Cut off date 04-11-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price €200.00
Speaker Dr. Susan Gibney
Number Hours 12
Location Kilkenny Education Centre
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