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National Nurture Group Quality Mark Awarded to All Faiths Children’s Academy

All Faiths Children’s Academy in Medway is celebrating after being presented with an award ‘for assessed excellence in meeting quality standards across their Nurture Group provision’.

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All Faiths Children’s Academy in Medway is celebrating after being presented with an award ‘for assessed excellence in meeting quality standards across their Nurture Group provision’.

The support group based at the school, which helps pupils who demonstrate their feelings through a range of behaviours, was awarded the Quality Mark Award by the national Nurture Group Network. It was presented by Helen Stollery, Head of Training at the Nurture Group Network.

The Award follows a glowing report for The Strood and Hoo Partnership Nurture Group, which highlights the “happy, safe and inclusive environment” it provides to young children in Reception and Key Stage 1. Nurture Groups exist as a halfway point between school and home, helping children with attachment disorders to grow in their social and emotional wellbeing, and fostering trusting relationships with adults.

The Nurture Group supports children to take the first steps into education by building their resilience and self-esteem. According to the report, it supports the school’s youngsters with the help of “experienced and well-trained” staff who are “dedicated to improving the lives of the children in their care”. The Group draws on the expertise of social workers, family workers, and school support staff to take an integrated approach to children’s learning and wellbeing.

Karen Daniels, Strood and Hoo Nurture Group Leader, said:

“Since its establishment seven years ago, the Strood and Hoo Partnership Nurture Group has provided a safe, caring, and individualised environment for those children who need additional support to make the transition from home to school.

“We are proud to have been honoured by the Nurture Group Network in our mission to help children develop as individuals and learners, and look forward to continuing to support our youngest in the coming years.”

Cormac Murphy, Head Teacher at All Faiths Children’s Academy, said:

“The fantastic report received by the Strood and Hoo Partnership Nurture Group is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, who strive to enhance the development and opportunities of the children in our care every day.

“We are all very proud to have the Nurture Group here at All Faiths Children’s Academy, and were hugely excited to be presented with the award from the Nuture Group Network.”