Bradford Nurture Group Network

Bradford Nurture Group Network

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Support is available from the service for schools wishing to develop nurture  provision whether as a whole school approach or with a traditional nurture group.

The following is available to schools with a package:

Contact Sara Burgess - or David Chadwick -

Bradford Nurture Group Network

There is an active Bradford Nurture Group Network which links closely with the NurtureUK and which meets each half term on Thursday mornings 9.30 to 11.00 am at different nurture group venues throughout the city.

The Bradford Network is comprised of primary, secondary and special school representatives who are at various stages of nurturing development - from those who have well established groups that have been running for up to two years, to others who are at the planning stage or who may run nurturing provision in other formats for their more vulnerable cohorts..

Some schools wish to follow a nurturing approach more generally to support pupils who may need additonal provision for SEMH.

The meetings offer topical and relevant training to support the above. Meetings also offer a chance for schools to offer each other support and to have space for sharing and problem solving.

New members are always welcome and information about future meetings should be available through this page or by contacting Lynda Hitchen.



Dates and venues

The meeting times are always 09.30 - 11.00am

Meeting dates for 2020

  • Feb 6th The Academy at St James Primary School
  • March 19th Stocks Lane Primary School
  • May 14th St Anne’s Catholic Primary School
  • July 2nd Lapage Primary School


NurtureUK is a good link to resources

Further links to resources:


Developing a Nurture Group

Nurture Group Operational Guidelines

Maslow's Hotspots

Nurture Group Handbook - Wales

The Nurturing Classroom

6 Stages of a Crisis

Example of an excellent school parental leaflet

"The Effects of Developmental Trauma"

Resource developed from Maslow - rejected and fully developed wall

Readiness for re-integration scale and action planning


The National Nurturing Schools Programme

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