Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviour Through a Nurture Group Approach
The aim of this survey was to analyse the elements of successful nurture group provision and the difference that nurture groups make to the outcomes for students. Nurture groups are small, structured teaching groups for students showing signs of behavioural, social or emotional difficulties, particularly those who are experiencing disruption or distress outside of school. They aim to provide a predictable environment in which pupils can build trusting relationships with adults and gain the skills they need to learn in larger classes. Between November 2010 and March 2011, inspectors visited 29 schools to explore their use of nurture group provision. All the groups visited had been established to cater for pupils whose behaviour was causing concern.