Summer School 2019
29 July - 1 August



Are you working to provide an inclusive and child-centred education for children and young people?

This residential four-day conference provides education professionals with the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance existing ones. Delegates will meet, connect and learn from other professionals all over the UK working with and for the mental health and wellbeing children and young people in education.

Join us on 29th July – 1st August 2019 at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.

  • Over 30 specialist 75-minute workshops to choose from
  • Eight half-day intensive workshops
  • Four Big Picture Sessions from education experts
  • Suitable for all education roles from Teaching Assistant to Executive Head, Council Worker to Education Consultant
  • Fun networking opportunities throughout including pub quiz, team games, gala dinner & treasure hunt with big prizes!
  • All meals and accommodation included in the price
  • Interest-free pay by Instalments options available
  • Attend for one, two, three or four days – prices will vary


Half day intensive workshops include:

  • The Boxall Profile – a how-to guide (including how to complete an assessment and how to make the most of the Boxall Profile Online tool)
  • A nurture group in practice
  • HOTSHOTS – a six-week intervention *Back by popular demand!*
  • Strategic planning, impact & evaluation for wellbeing in schools
  • NurtureABC with LEGO®
  • Beyond NurtureABC with LEGO®
  • Trauma-informed schools
  • The hidden victims of domestic abuse

75-minute workshops include:

  • Promoting the positive mental health and wellbeing of boys
  • Helping children with self-regulation
  • Nurturing pupils in a secondary setting
  • Wellbeing for professionals
  • Understanding developmental trauma
  • Supporting pupils who have experienced sexual trauma
  • A whole school nurturing approach
  • Increasing parental engagement
  • Nurturing approaches in the community
  • Beyond ACEs – what ACEs mean in education
  • Supporting traumatised children in the classroom

And many more.

Big Picture Sessions:

  • Sylvia Lucas – The Foundations of Nurture in education *back by popular demand!*
  • Mairie Delaney – Attachment Theory in the classroom
  • Karl Tearney – Style for Soldiers

with more to be announced.

Learning outcomes:

  • Network with and learn from professionals working with children and young people in different education settings all over the UK
  • Develop your skills with targeted support for children in your setting
  • Equip yourself with a toolkit to combat issues that arise when working with high-risk children
  • Utilise data to track progress and share the information effectively to deliver outcomes for children
  • Evaluate your current practice and use planning techniques to ensure ongoing success in your setting
  • Explore how to strengthen partnership working to support children in need of additional support
  • Discuss how to implement a whole-school approach to promoting good mental health and supporting students in need
  • Re-energise and nurture yourself so you may more effectively support the young people your work with every day

Delegate packages:

  • Four days (including all meals and accommodation): £595+VAT
  • Three days (including all meals and accommodation): £495+VAT
  • Two days (including all meals and accommodation): £250+VAT
  • One day (including all meals): £150+VAT

Have you attended two of our previous Summer Schools, either consecutively or non-consecutively? You are eligible for our 50th-anniversary loyalty discount*.

Nurtureuk members are eligible for a 10% discount. Bespoke prices are available if accommodation is not required. Email for more information.

*Not redeemable in conjunction with any other offer.


Are you looking to self-fund your place at Summer School? You can pay for your place via monthly, equal, interest-free instalments. Email for more information. 

Are you self-funding and earn less than £20,000 per annum? You could be eligible for a bursary from the Marion Bennathan Memorial Fund. Email for more information. 

Crowdfunding could be a great and resourceful way to fund your place at Summer School. Follow our 'Crowdfunding for Summer School' guide to learn how to run a crowdfunding campaign successfully. 

Hilton Metropole
The NEC Birmingham
Pendigo Way, Marston Green
B40 1PP
United Kingdom
Start time
11:00 am
End time
3:00 pm
Two days (including all meals, accommodation & VAT) £ 300.00
One day (including all meals & VAT) £ 180.00
Four days (including all meals, accommodation & VAT) £ 714.00
Three days (including all meals, accommodation & VAT) £ 594.00