The Outstanding Contribution to Nurture Award

The Outstanding Contribution to Nurture Award recognises the significant impact an individual has made to the lives of children and young people through nurturing approaches in education. It was established in 2017 and has recognised the importance and impact the life work of education professionals who have gone the extra mile. 

Winners have included:

2017 - Colette Marston, Regional Coordinator for the Nurture Group Network and longtime nurture groups supporter, education professional and school governor. 

2018 - Janet Stuart, Head of Nurture for Derbyshire County Council

2019 - Sylvia Lucas, Nurture Lead at the first non-pilot nurture group at Kingsmead Infant, Head Teacher, and longtime supporter of nurture

The process includes being nominated by a colleague, or friend who can tell us the impact your work has had and put into words the passion that you have in transforming the lives of children and young people in education. 

The Outstanding Contributions to Nurture Award is for an individual who, over a sustained period of time, has embedded and shaped the nurturing ethos in the education community and practice through their actions, leadership or intellect.

This award will be made to the recipient who, in the opinion of the nurtureuk judging panel, has made a profound and lasting contribution to the world of nurture in education, and whose conduct and character enjoy the esteem and admiration of colleagues in the sector.

The individual must have had a long, professional career in the education sector spanning 10 years or more, during which time they will have championed nurture groups, nurturing schools or other nurture-linked practice that has supported children or young people with SEBD/SEMH.

If you'd like to nominate someone you think has made an outstanding contribution to nurture, you have two routes to do this; you can fill in the  Google Form we've created or use the Word document .

The window for nominations closes on April 2020 and the winner will be announced at Summer School in 2020.