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How to use this self-evaluation approach to improve practice
It looks at school improvement through a nurturing lens and includes features of highly effective practice and challenge questions that would support schools and ELC settings when they are implementing a nurturing approach.
It also provides tools to support learning conversations, learning rounds, peer support and PRDs/PDP structures for staff.
The tools, which are provided as appendices, have a range of purposes including supporting the triangulation of self-evaluation evidence.
They also support schools to explore how a nurturing approach is being applied in the classroom/playroom and wider environment; how staff can attune to children and young people; and the extent of staff knowledge and attitudes to a nurturing approach.
The tools will help schools to examine their own readiness to implement a nurturing approach and provide a means of exploring the views of children, young people and parents and carers regarding a nurturing approach.
Key questions for schools/ELC settings might include:
- To what extent are we able to demonstrate a nurturing approach in our setting and how well do Senior Leadership Teams support this?
- How well have we embedded nurturing approaches in our school/ELC setting and are able to demonstrate this in classroom practice and within the school /ELC environment?
- How well do staff understand the nurturing principles and apply these in their daily practice and interactions with children and young people and the wider school community?
**NEW** PDF file: Supporting inclusive transitions : using the nurture principal self evaluation framework to ensure effective support for children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic (553 KB)