MBQMA - The Baird Primary Academy, Hastings

It was a lovely bright spring afternoon on the day I travelled down to Hastings to present the MBQMA to the Baird Primary Academy in April. I was joined by associate trainer, Miranda Collins and Amber Rudd MP to present the award in a whole-school assembly, where all the children were celebrating Easter wearing their beautifully decorated Easter hats. After the assembly we spent time in the nurture room, sharing with Amber the importance of a nurturing approach in schools and celebrating the impact a nurture group has had in supporting the Baird to dramatically reduce permanent exclusions. After the assembly, the children all got to celebrate the end of term in the sunshine at the school’s Easter fair. Special congratulations must go to Sam Wright and Hayley Powell for all their hard work in the nurture group.

By Gillian Fewins