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Young Learners Celebrate Nurturing Schools Award

Learners and staff at Cwmclydach Primary School are celebrating having been presented with a National Nurturing Schools Programme Award.  

The UK award is in recognition of the school’s successful involvement in theNational Nurturing Schools Programme (NNSP), which has succeeded in creating a whole school nurturing culture for the children and young people at Cwmclydach Primary School.  

Councillor Rhys Lewis, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Education and Youth Participation, said: “I send my congratulations to all associated with Cwmclydach Primary School on achieving the National Nurturing Schools Programme Award.  

“It is a great pleasure to see how this award is impacting the whole school community in which every family is valued. Cwmclydach Primary School prides itself on creating a safe environment in which all learners are challenged to grow as persevering, confident and unique individuals. I look forward to visiting you soon.  

“We are thrilled to celebrate the school’s accreditation with the National Nurturing Schools Award. Cwmclydach Primary School hosts a learning support class for young children who require a high level of nurture support and knowing the whole school is well prepared to understand the needs of these children gives them the best opportunities. 

 “The Council has invested in training from Nurture UK for all schools in the County Borough to ensure they are well prepared to meet the social and emotional needs of learners and we look forward to many more schools achieving this award in the coming months.”  

Linsey Owens, headteacher at Cwmclydach Primary School, said: “All associated with our school are delighted to receive this National Nurturing Schools Programme Award, which is testament to all the commitment and hard work of our staff and learners.  

“At Cwmclydach Primary School, our learners are encouraged to have the confidence to explore and develop their methods of enquiry and to be resilient in their future learning. Strong foundations are set for every child to flourish socially, emotionally, academically and creatively.”  

Nurture UK is a charity organisation dedicated to improving the social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing of children and young people by promoting nurture across the whole education system and beyond.  

Arti Sharma, Nurture UK chief executive officer, said: “It is my absolute pleasure to congratulate Cwmclydach Primary School on achieving the National Nurturing Schools Programme Award as a result of all the work they have put in to embrace the principles of nurture and achieve this award.  

“We are aware of how powerful the programme is for all stakeholders – the pupils, the parents and carers, the school staff and the community as a whole, and what happens when everyone comes together with one common aim to nurture and support each other in order to achieve and grow.” 

Posted on 06/12/2022