Northern Ireland Department of Education hailed nurture groups “highly successful”.

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This article focuses on the evaluation of nurture group provision report, its key findings and its implications for the education sector in Northern Ireland. 

Period26 Sep 2016

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  • TitleNorthern Ireland Department of Education hailed nurture groups as “highly successful”
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletNurture UK
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionNurture groups’ have been hailed as “highly successful” in improving outcomes for children in a new report launched by the Department of Education Northern Ireland.

    An independent evaluation by Queen’s University Belfast into the Nurture Signature Project in which nurture groups were set up in twenty primary schools and a further ten existing nurture groups were supported, has found that the nurture group provision is “highly successful in its primary aim of achieving improvements in the social, emotional and behavioural skills of children from deprived areas exhibiting significant difficulties”.
    PersonsSeaneen Sloan, Karen Winter, Fiona Lynn, Paul Connolly