Paignton school recognised with prestigious nurturing award
Curledge Street Academy was presented with a national award on Tuesday 7 November for their excellent work in supporting children with nurture groups.
Curledge Street Academy has been awarded the prestigious Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for the second time by national charity the Nurture Group Network. This accolade is awarded to schools who demonstrate exemplary practice in supporting a range of pupil needs in their school nurture groups. Nurture groups are in-school, teacher-led groups that help children overcome barriers to making the most of school and learning.
Nurture Group Network Chief Executive Kevin Kibble said: “Curledge Street Academy has evidenced its success in running an outstanding Nurture Group, and the beneficiaries of their hard work every day are the children attending the school, their families and the wider community. Our standards to achieve this award are exacting and many congratulations are due to the staff and pupils at the school”.
Headteacher Mrs Jessica Humphrey said: “Curledge Street Academy positively encourages emotional health and wellbeing. We support our children to develop confidence, resilience and recognition of their strengths and talents whatever they may be. As part of this, we have a specialist nurture provision that supports children who may need additional guidance and encouragement. I am very pleased that the school has been accredited with the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for a second time, in recognition of the hard work, dedication and commitment that the staff and children have shown.”