Honour for school

AWARD: Dudley Butt MLC presents the award to Voirrey Clague, nurture teacher (right). Also pictured are some pupils and nuture nursery nurse Sylvia Russell

AWARD: Dudley Butt MLC presents the award to Voirrey Clague, nurture teacher (right). Also pictured are some pupils and nuture nursery nurse Sylvia Russell

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A FLEXIBLE learning room at Peel Clothworkers’ School has been awarded the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award.

The honour is for gold standard for nurture practice and represent the excellent provision the school provides to the children.

The school has an additional classroom, which provides a curriculum that is specifically tailored to the needs of small groups of children, who lack confidence in themselves or may need need additional support, to enable them to reach their full potential in a nurturing environment.

The room allows the children to participate in activities that are especially tailored to the child’s individual needs, and are taught by staff who are trained to meet these needs.

Nurture teacher Voirrey Clague said: ‘The teaching and learning activities are designed to support the work that children are doing in their classrooms as well as offering opportunities to broaden their experience in a range of skills. Of course, the children also benefit from much individual attention as two full-time members of staff are on hand to encourage them and celebrate their successes.’

The group is one of the first to have been set up in the island in 2002, the school submitted a detailed file of evidence that records the quality of their provision over a period of a significant time. The group was then externally assessed and then chosen for the award.

‘We are absolutely delighted that our nurture group has been awarded the Boxall Quality Mark, which could not have been achieved without the support and teamwork of all our colleagues in school, and we look forward to continue using our skills within this nurturing environment to further encourage and help the children of Peel Clothworkers’ School,’ added Voirrey.

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