Running a Nurture Group

Running a Nurture Group

by Simon Bishop


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"A worthwhile book full of useful ideas and resources for nurture group practitioners. Simon Bishop is a skilled practitioner, and he links his contemporary, practical experience to the wider range of ideas and thinking that inform and underpin nurture group work in a helpful and accessible style. "
—Jim Rose, Director
The Nurture Group Network

Setting up and running a nurture group in your school is an effective way to improve the quality of educational services for every child, not just those with special educational needs. This practical book offers a clear structure for making a nurture group work and provides tried-and-tested reproducible resources to support the whole process. The author explains how and why nurture groups work and:

  • Demonstrates how nurture groups benefit young children's social, emotional, and educational development
  • Gives practical advice on setting up and running a nurture group
  • Explains how to assess and monitor student progress
  • Provides materials for leading staff development sessions
  • Offers photocopiable resources on an accompanying CD-ROM

An inspirational read for all teachers and support staff, Running a Nurture Group will appeal to anyone working with young children who have emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412935265
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/06/2008
Edition description: Cd-Rom
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Simon Bishop has been a teacher for over twenty years; he is currently a Nurture Group Teacher and works in Somerset where he runs a Nurture Group called Kaleidoscope in a first school in Frome. In 2006, Kaleidoscope was awarded the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark.

Table of Contents

Why Schools Need Nurture Groups: How a Nurture Group Will Help Every Child in Your School
How to Plan for a Nurture Group in Your Setting
How to Run a Nurture Group Effectively
Working With The Children In Your Nurture Group
What Happens When Things Go Wrong?
Training Your Staff

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