Here at Treorchy Comprehensive School. We are currently working towards the National Nurturing Schools programme. This means that we are implementing the 6 principles of nurture in our school in order to provide a nurturing environment for our students, staff and visitors.

The 6 principles of nurture practice in nurturing schools.

1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally

2. The classroom offers a safe base

3. The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing

4. Language is a vital means of communication

5. All behaviour is communication

6. The importance of transitions in children’s lives

We have been thinking about what these 6 principles of nurture mean here for us in our school.

With the help of our Diversity Champions, we have put them into our own words, which you can see below.

Our 6 Principles of Nurture at TCS

Written with the help of our Diversity Champions.


Everyone should be heard, feel confident and have their feelings supported.  By showing others kindness, it makes us feel good too!


Everyone is encouraged to communicate their emotions and opinions. Talking to someone you trust can help you feel understood and more positive.


We all face changes at different times, and we all cope differently. It is important to speak to someone if we need help or reassurance.


Everyone learns at their own pace and in their own way.  It is important not to compare yourself to others.


People communicate in many ways and how a person behaves is a reflection of how they feel.  It is important to show empathy to one another.


In our classrooms, everyone has the right to feel safe and accepted, without judgement.