Alexander First School

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Nurture UK


What is a Nurturing School?

Research clearly demonstrates the impact that Nurture can have on attainment as well as social and emotional competences. At the heart of Nurture is a focus on wellbeing and relationships and a drive to support the growth and development of children and young people. 


At Alexander First School a Nurturing approach has been promoted as a key strategy to supporting our pupils' behaviour, wellbeing, attainment and achievement. Especially in the case of pupils, such Service children, who experience frequent and unpredictable changes to schooling and family life.  


At Alexander First School we follow the six principles of Nurture that:

  • Children's learning is understood developmentally.
  • The classroom offers a safe base.
  • The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing.
  • Language is a vital means of communication.
  • All behaviour is communication.
  • The importance of transition in children's lives.

Nurture at Alexander First School