Primary Nurture Hub

What is a Hub?

Peterborough City Council and a number of primary, secondary and special schools are working together to create a network of specialist hubs in schools across the city. These Hubs are developing to become ‘centres of expertise’ to help improve the support for all children with special educational needs and disabilities in all schools in the Peterborough area. The primary focus of a Hub is to equip themselves and other schools to support students with specific SEND. Some of these Hubs have a limited number of places for students.

You can find out more about the network of Hubs at https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/special-educational-needs/local-offer/early-years-education-and-training/education/

The Nurture Hub at NeneGate

The Peterborough SEMH Primary Hub supports children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) issues and is based at NeneGate School – a special school for young people with SEMH. We have a small number of on-site placements for young people with EHC plans stating SEMH as their primary need. We provide a small specialised environment where developmental gaps are addressed using the principles of nurture. We also provide advice and training to primary schools on best practice in supporting young people with SEMH in their setting.

Nurture Principles:

  • Children's learning is understood developmentally
  • The classroom offers a safe base
  • The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing
  • Language is a vital means of communication
  • All behaviour is communication
  • The importance of transition in children's lives

 

Meet the Team

 

Mr Pettener

 

Mr Pettener is the newly appointed hub manager. He has been in post since September 2018.

Sharon

Miss Roberts

Miss Roberts works closely with all the children teaching English, Science and Food Technology.

She also has a lot of animals, some of which may occasionally visit the school!

 

Son

 Mrs Christie

Meg

Mrs Dooley

  

Mrs Christie and Mrs Dooley work with the children in the nurture hub all day to help them with their social, emotional and mental health needs as well as helping them make progress with their academic work.