Southend school named most ‘nurturing’
On Friday, June 22, at 10.00am, Hamstel Infant School and Nursery in Southend on Sea received the ‘National Nurturing Schools Award’.
This accolade is awarded to schools who demonstrate exemplary practice in embedding a nurturing culture throughout their school, enhancing teaching and learning by focusing on emotional needs and development in a whole-school environment.
The National Nurturing School Award is awarded to schools who successfully complete the National Nurturing Schools Programme, a two-year course to develop and embed a nurturing culture throughout the school.
Local MP, James Duddridge, will join nurtureuk, to present the award to Headteacher Mrs Clark.
Speaking ahead of the Award presentation, Headteacher Mrs Clark said: “We are thrilled to receive the National Nurturing School Award as the first school in Essex and the eighth school nationally.
“Throughout the school there is a sense of pride, calmness, warmth and happiness. Staff, parents and children feel valued.
“The whole school community is very proud of the recognition this award has given to us. Every child matters to us, their uniqueness and individual needs are met through a dedicated team who go above and beyond expectations.
Chief Executive of nurtureuk, Kevin Kibble, said: “We are delighted to award Hamstel Infant School and Nursery with the National Nurturing School Award in recognition of the outstanding and inspirational work of their whole staff team in embedding nurturing principles throughout the school.
“The beneficiaries of their hard work every day are the children attending the school, their families and the wider community. Our standards to achieve this award are exacting and many congratulations are due to the staff, pupils and everyone associated with the school.”