Nurturing Burnfoot step up to the mark

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Burnfoot Community School has become the first in the Borders to receive a prestigious award for nurture.

The Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark was awarded by the Nurture Group Network (NGN), the organisation which leads and supports the development of nurture across the UK, after a period of rigorous assessment.

Lynn Hodgins, interim headteacher, said: “We are absolutely delighted. This is recognition of the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of staff, pupils and parents over the past five years.

“Children can find life emotionally and socially challenging for lots of different reasons and through our dedicated Nurture Groups and our whole school nurturing approach, we are able to work with individual children and their families, as well as whole classes, to help children address the issues.”

The kids are pictured (right) with nurture teacher Emma Blair.