A local school has been awarded a prestigious award for their approach to mental health and wellbeing.
The Baird Primary Academy was awarded nurtureuk’s Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for their whole-school nurturing approach.
Amber Rudd commented:
“Congratulations to Baird Primary Academy for winning the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award. This is a fantastic achievement and I am pleased to see their hard work recognised.
“I hope to visit the school soon and I look forward to seeing them build on this success.”
Nurture groups are an educational psychologist-designed, teacher-led intervention for disengaged and troubled children, which removes behavioural barriers to engagement and attainment in schools through re-creating missing or distorted early attachments. First developed in Hackney more than 40 years ago, there are more than 2,000 nurture groups in nursery, primary and secondary schools across the UK.