IJNE Volume 7 – 2021

The International Journal of Nurture in Education (Volume 7)

We are delighted to present the seventh volume of the International Journal of Nurture in Education - the only journal solely dedicated to research on the nurturing approach. We are proud of the contributions made by our authors who provide an in-depth examination of different themes dear to nurture practitioners.

Many thanks to all the authors who contributed their research to this issue. We hope you will find it informative and you will enjoy reading it.

All contributions are subject to peer review.

Topics that are covered in this volume include:

  • Dr Jenny Edmunds reports on what pupils say about their time in nurture group provision.
  • Eilidh Macpherson and Rita Phillips of Robert Gordon University report on Primary teachers’ experiences of the effectiveness of nurture groups on children’s social and emotional skills, academic attainment and behaviour.
  • Dr Susan Davis presents how to support quiet, shy and anxious children in the primary school using a targeted nurturing intervention programme called Special Me Time.
  • Tristan Middleton considers nurture in secondary schools and what recognition there is in OFSTED reports.
  • Dr Elena Kombou and Dr Helena Bunn discuss Nurture Groups and their Staff’s Resilience, and Experiences of Support and Implications for Practice.
  • Dr David Colley and Dr Ruth Seymour present an evidence based guide to opening a successful secondary school nurture group.
  • Ruth Carleton, Dr Amy Nolan, Charlotte Murray and Sandra Menary report on Renfrewshire’s nurturing relationships approach: utilising nurturing approaches to support school staff and pupils during Covid-19.