NEW - Summer Course - The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups

Dear Principals and SEN teachers,
 We would like to draw your attention to a new Summer Course we are running in Blackrock Education Centre this year.
 If you are looking for a research proven intervention for children with SEBD, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, and/or self-regulation difficulties, then this is the course for your teachers.
 Nurture Groups have been running successfully in a handful of schools in Ireland for the last 8 years (including Queen of Angels PS, Sandyford and Phoenix Park Special School) and have benefitted, not only the children who attend them, but the whole school.
 Training in the past was very expensive and was only available in the UK. We are delighted that now Blackrock Education Centre has formed a partnership with NurtureUK and can roll out Nurture Group Theory and Practice Courses, at only the cost of the resources, in Blackrock Education Centre, Portlaoise Education Centre and Cork Education Support Centre this summer.
 Our Irish Nurture Team of six - 3 principals, 2 nurture group teachers and a psychologist - are ready to spread the word and share their experience and knowledge with you. This course is also suitable for SNAs who would play a very important part in the daily work in a nurture group, and it is recommended that they avail of the training too, where possible.
 Should your school be unable to attend our July or August training, we will be running 3-day courses in the autumn.
 Please see our flyer attached with more details and should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be delighted to talk to you (from experience in my own school - Queen of Angels PS) about how great Nurture Groups are.
 Looking forward to hearing from you.
 Kind regards,
Susan Gibney
Tel: (01) 236 5000