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Creating a developmentally informed, trauma aware, nurture approach, to support children and young people’s positive mental health outcomes in schools. Room 1

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:20 am


This seminar focuses on: 

  • The importance of embedding the Six Nurture Principles for Learning to ensure positive mental health outcomes for all. 
  • The links between the six nurture principles for learning and neuroscience, and how to use them to inform practice. 
  • The importance of meeting pupil’s sensory needs to access learning successfully. 
  • Introduction to the Digital Developmental Portrait, a time effective quality developmental tool that can identify and meet pupils’ social, emotional developmental needs.  
  • The positive impact of the DDP on whole school attitudes to learning and behaviour and how this affects positive mental health outcomes for all
About Nurture International
Nurture International offers a developmentally, informed, trauma aware, Nurture Approach. The team combines knowledge and experience of over 60 years working in education, with neuroscience. Implementing the framework of the Nurture Principles for learning and the Digital Developmental portrait, Implementing this approach enables schools to successfully support children and young people at their developmental stage.
Yvonne Monaghan
Yvonne, joint CEO at Nurture International, has worked with children and young people who exhibit social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties for over 30 years within primary, secondary and specialist settings. Her roles include Head of Consultancy and Training for NurtureUK, Co-Ordinator for Behaviour at Wigan Authority, in which one of her roles was to be on the CAMHs partnership board. Along with varying teaching roles in the Specialist sector, such as Head of English in a secondary community home with Education, and Head of a Primary Special school, Yvonne has written and delivered training, internationally for many years, She has also delivered written programmes and delivered training for Edgehill University and is a visiting lecturer. Most recently she was invited to speak at the House of Lords on the matters of Inclusion and education. Yvonne is also regularly asked to speak at international conferences, delivering keynote speeches and workshops.
Alison Grimshaw

Alison, joint CEO at Nurture International has worked with children and young people who exhibit social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties for over 30 years within primary, secondary and specialist settings. Her previous roles include Behaviour Support Manager Wirral LA and manager of a specialist team of clinical psychologists and mental health workers which focused on working with children and young people who had experienced early developmental trauma, their families, and schools. Alison has been a Tutor for Birmingham University’s SEBD master’s Programme and has written and delivered programmes for Manchester and Edge Hill Universities. Alison is also a popular keynote speaker at national and international conferences. Alison has a variety of work published in a number of different journals and books. Alison is passionate about working in partnership with parents and was commissioned by the DCSF (DFE) to write family SEAL. 


June 23
10:30 am - 11:20 am
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