Nurture

Nurture provision is accessed by children who need additional specialised support. At Portland, Nurture is at the heart of the school, and is accessed by children and their families.

Support techniques offered at Portland Spencer include Play Therapy, Art Imaging and Emotional Understanding. Through 1:1 personalised therapy, we equip children with the skills to help themselves.

Play Therapy is non-directive and non-judgemental, offering children a safe place with boundaries to express their needs and discover the tools to explore their feelings and identify steps of action.

Art Imaging is directed therapy which uses the medium of art to explore children’s feelings in a safe and supportive space.

Emotional Understanding allows children to delve into their feelings, identifying triggers and using a range of techniques to help them understand why they feel angry, and how to resolve and release negative feelings.

Children learn more productive ways of releasing their feelings, communicating their feelings to the adults around them who can help them make better choices.