Sarah has been in education for the last 30 years from pre-school to year 11 in Secondary Education, working in Mainstream Primary and Secondary classrooms, Alternative Provision and Pupil Referral Units as well as working for 15 years managing the Local Authorities Behaviour Support Team.
When Sarah received the Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups training in 2011, she was absolutely adamant that this was the way forward to support and provide early identification of pupils with SEMH needs using the Boxall Profile® and to provide a quality, tailored intervention programme for them with this approach.
From 2015 – 2022 Sarah worked in a First School in Windsor as a Nurture and Alternative Provision Manager and during her time there she was supported by a fantastic nurture trained team and gained the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for their nurture provision and National Nurturing Schools status for the whole school. This was the highlight of Sarah’s career in education.
Sarah has also had the privilege of setting up nurture provision in local schools, she continues to keep her hand in and spread the word of nurture wherever she goes.
Sarah joined nurtureuk as a Consultant in 2022 and delivered the 1- day Theory and Practice of the Boxall Profile® training course and she is an Assessor for Schools applying for the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award.
Sarah is currently working part-time as a Young Carers Practitioner which sits beautifully alongside her nurtureuk role and the 6 Principles of Nurture. In her spare time, Sarah is a mum to 3 and nanny to 5 grandchildren from 3 – 15 years of age. She enjoys painting, decorating and gardening when she is having a day off, as well as reading a good book.