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Nurturing children's social and emotional development in primary schools : a pilot study

Adie, Jillian and Marwick, Helen and Delafield-Butt, Jonathan (2013) Nurturing children's social and emotional development in primary schools : a pilot study. In: Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference 2013, 2013-11-08 - 2013-11-10, York Marriott Hotel.

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Nurture Groups provide an early intervention resource for children displaying social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, whose needs cannot be met in a mainstream class. The groups are informed by Attachment Theory, have positive effects on behaviour, social and emotional wellbeing and academic attainment, and allow children who may be at risk of exclusion to remain within mainstream education.