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Woodlands Primary School

Woodlands Primary School

Learn, explore and
grow together


Our Vision 

For all staff to have an improved understanding of children’s underlying needs and the relationship between social emotional & mental health (SEMH), behaviour and learning. 

That pupils with SEMH needs are accessing support tailored to their needs by the identification, introduction and effective delivery of interventions supported by an embedded nurture provision.

At Woodlands we are currently working towards the National Nuturing School's accreditation. The award is evidence of a school’s success in implementing and embedding a nurturing culture that responds to the social, emotional and mental health needs of its pupils, alongside their academic studies.

What is nurture?

Nurture is a tried and tested way of relating to children that helps them develop vital social skills, confidence and self-esteem, and become ready to learn.

The concept of nurture highlights the importance of social environments and its significant influence on social and emotional skills, wellbeing and behaviour.

The nurturing approach to education offers a range of opportunities for children and young people to engage with missing early nurturing experiences, giving them the social and emotional skills to do well at school and with peers, and to develop their resilience and self-confidence. It encourages pupils to take pride in achieving - addressing the social and emotional needs that can hamper learning. 

The aim isn’t for teachers to focus on the children with the greatest needs, but to develop an inclusive, whole-class approach that allows them to access all their pupils.