National Nurturing Schools Award

In 2016, we received the first ever UK National Nurturing Award, presented by The Nurture Group Network’s CEO, Kevin Kibble.

Kevin said: 'We are delighted to award Laurance Haines School with the first ever 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 ceremony was attended by Head teacher James Roach, staff, governors, parents and guests, along with local parliamentary candidate Richard Harrington and Deputy Mayor Peter Taylor. The award recognises the efforts to embed nurture principles across the whole school community and the staff’s dedication to children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Richard Harrington commented, ‘This is an outstanding achievement and real credit to the staff there. Laurance Haines School have been leading the way with their mental health programme. It’s a national programme that allows staff to develop and embed a nurturing culture throughout the school, promoting healthy outcomes for children and young people, all by focusing on emotional needs and development.’