Nurture and Happiness and Schooling

Children have a right to education – but do they have the right to be happy at school? What responsibility does a school have to nurture the child? To what extent is the purpose of schooling to ensure children are nurtured and happy?

The PINS event explored these key questions through the contributions of expert speakers. Reports and PowerPoints from the day provide a picture of issues and learning to be shared across the PINS network.

Dr Jenny Spratt considered the links between health and wellbeing and learning. Download the Power Point presentation HERE

Dr Lynne Binnie talked about the development of social and emotional wellbeing, introduced the key principles of Nurture and talked about the impending Secondary schools Nurturing Schools Resource. Download the Power Point presentation HERE

Dr Alison Parkes talked about findings from Growing Up in Scotland and explored family and school influences on 7 year-olds’ happiness. Download GUS report HERE

Dr Neil Thin reflected on what we might mean by schooling for joy. Download the Power Point presentation HERE and the PDF HERE

Thanks to workshop inputs from Barnardo’s Nurture Services Inverclyde, Skill Force Scotland, Children’s Parliament, Glasgow Centre for Population Health and West Lothian Council/James Young High School.

Finally, thanks to Mary Hoey, Assistant Director for Inclusion at Education Scotland, Chair for the event.

A-Z of attachment and resilience

South Lanarkshire Council Psychological Service share the publication by Elizabeth King, Principal Psychologist. Download the pdf HERE

Social Happiness

Neil Thin applies the happiness lens to a whole range of areas and includes a fascinating exploration of schooling for joy. More HERE

Nurture in Nurseries

This new research from Glasgow Centre for Population Health explores the use of nurture approaches form the perspective of parents and staff.Download the PDF HERE