Nurture Principles

Nurture Principles

  • Whatever changes you face we are here to guide you.
  • No matter what age, everyone is at a different stage.
  • VSK can help you find your voice.
  • How you behave tells us how you feel.
  • VSK can be your safe space.
  • Nurture helps you feel happy and healthy.

Please take a look at the VSK Nurture Principles video by our Head Teacher Tony Doran on what NNSP means to us and for all we work with. 

We strongly believe that the principles of Nurture are so important to help children to develop, grow and become the best person they can possibly be. To explain our principles the younger apprentices in our team have put them into words.

Please also take a look at the VSK Nurture Video: The Six Principles by Young People, for Young People explaining our six principles. 

If you are unable to view the video's please read the transcripts: VSK Nurture Principles by Tony Doran and VSK Nurture Video: The Six Principles by Young People, for Young People

Nurture UK Training

If you are an education setting which feels they may benefit from Nurture Group training, please check out the information on Nurture UK’s website and read The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups

Boxall Profiles

  • This unique online tool assesses the social, emotional and mental development of pupils aged 4-18. It provides you with a precise picture of a pupil’s strengths, as well as any difficulties which could affect their learning. 
  • Based on these results, the Boxall Profile® also tells you what type of support each pupil needs, providing you with practical strategies and techniques for the classroom or nurture group to help them achieve their full potential.  
  • The Boxall Profile is the leading assessment tool of its kind, first developed in England and now used by over half of UK schools to assess their pupils’ mental health.
  • Boxall FAQs document 
  • Would a young person you know benefit from a Boxall profile? Please contact your VSK lead professional and they will be able to action this for you.

Nurture Ambassadors

Each Team in VSK has a Nurture Ambassador. They support their teams with collating evidence against the Nurture Standards and are our Nurture Champions across the service.