Books for teachers setting up a Nurture Group...

A Listmania! list by Humans Not Robots (North West England)
 
Nurture Groups in Schools: Principles and Practice
1.  Nurture Groups in Schools: Principles and Practice by Marjorie Boxall
The list author says:
  "Aside from the materials provided on the Nurture Group Network course, this is a core text by Marjorie Boxall herself."
£22.49   Used & New from: £19.53
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

A Secure Base (Routledge Classics)
2.  A Secure Base (Routledge Classics) by John Bowlby
The list author says:
  "Attachment Theory really all started with John Bowlby and this can provide a good book to dip into - particularly if you're doing any university-based assignments to gain further qualifications / accreditation in this area."
£15.99   Used & New from: £10.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Toxic Childhood: How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It
3.  Toxic Childhood: How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It by Sue Palmer
The list author says:
  "This is a provocative book that will challenge and deepen your thinking about why some students do what they do, and how schools can respond."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.11
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain
4.  Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain by Sue Gerhardt
The list author says:
  "An interesting, engaging book that looks at the roots of complex social-emotional needs."
Used & New from: £8.22
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

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They F*** You Up: How to Survive Family Life
5.  They F*** You Up: How to Survive Family Life by Oliver James
The list author says:
  "Another provocative read, and one that might even help you become more reflective on how environment has shaped you as a person - in turn leading to more compassionate responses to our most difficult students."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Attachment in the Classroom: The links between children's early experience, emotional well-being and performance in school: A Practical Guide for Schools
6.  Attachment in the Classroom: The links between children's early experience, emotional well-being and performance in school: A Practical Guide for Schools by Dr. Heather Geddes
The list author says:
  "This book moves the theory into practice. A core text to have on your Nurture Group staff bookshelf."
£20.39   Used & New from: £15.26
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Teenagers and Attachment: Helping Adolescents Engage with Life and Learning
7.  Teenagers and Attachment: Helping Adolescents Engage with Life and Learning by Margot Sunderland
The list author says:
  "As with the above recommendation, this helps move the theory into practice. Another core text for the Nurture Group staff bookshelf. Speaking as a secondary teacher, this is particularly useful for Nurture Groups working with teenagers."
£17.88   Used & New from: £16.23
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Inside I'm Hurting: Practical Strategies for Supporting Children with Attachment Difficulties in Schools
8.  Inside I'm Hurting: Practical Strategies for Supporting Children with Attachment Difficulties in Schools by Louise Bomber
The list author says:
  "The last of the set from this publisher. As with the two above, this text blends theory with practice - and should feature on your Nurture Group staff bookshelf."
£19.73   Used & New from: £18.12
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Cracking the Hard Class: Strategies for Managing the Harder Than Average Class
9.  Cracking the Hard Class: Strategies for Managing the Harder Than Average Class by Bill Rogers
The list author says:
  "Nurture Groups by their very definition are the 'hardest class' - Bill Rogers is an expert in this area and he can offer a lot in ensuring the group has core systems to enable staff to positively manage behaviour issues."
£24.29   Used & New from: £12.97
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Big Book of Blob Feelings
10.  Big Book of Blob Feelings by Pip Wilson
The list author says:
  "A cornerstone of Nurture Groups is building emotional awareness - this highly visual resource book (part of a great series) will prove a useful tool in your endeavours."
£35.95   Used & New from: £21.50
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Talkabout for Teenagers: Developing Social and Emotional Communication Skills
11.  Talkabout for Teenagers: Developing Social and Emotional Communication Skills by Alex Kelly
The list author says:
  "This is a great starting point for encouraging small group discussion around emotions with a view to building awareness and developing social skills transferrable to the classroom."
£25.34   Used & New from: £24.75
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The New Social Story Book
12.  The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray
The list author says:
  "This collection of social stories will prove useful for small group and 1-1 sessions around common behaviour incidents that students within the Nurture Group will get involved in. Originally created for students with autism, it has relevance for students with complex social-emotional needs."
£17.79   Used & New from: £14.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Speech and Language Difficulties in the Classroom, Second Edition
13.  Speech and Language Difficulties in the Classroom, Second Edition by Deirdre Martin
The list author says:
  "An academic book, though very accessible, which looks at speech and language difficulties amongst students. This is an important factor to consider in planning and running a Nurture Group."
£28.99   Used & New from: £10.39
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Supporting Speech, Language and Communication Needs: Working with Students Aged 11 to 19
14.  Supporting Speech, Language and Communication Needs: Working with Students Aged 11 to 19 by Kate Ripley
The list author says:
  "This book blends the theoretical side of speech and language difficulties with some good general advice on strategies / tasks to support students. It's another text worth considering for the Nurture Group staff bookshelf!"
£22.99   Used & New from: £15.00

Receptive Language Difficulties
15.  Receptive Language Difficulties by Liz Baldwin
The list author says:
  "This text, part of the speech and language aspect of your Nurture Group, focuses on how to actively coach students in listening skills. It's not a must-buy text but is worth considering."
£9.99   Used & New from: £4.09
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Quality Circle Time in the Secondary School: A Handbook of Good Practice
16.  Quality Circle Time in the Secondary School: A Handbook of Good Practice by Jenny Mosley
The list author says:
  "This book is useful because it provides a bank of activites you can get on with straight away to encourage speech & language development and emotional / social development."
£27.99   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Daily Spelling Teasers Ages 7-11 (Daily Brainteasers)
17.  Daily Spelling Teasers Ages 7-11 (Daily Brainteasers) by Eileen Jones
The list author says:
  "Most staff runing Nurture Groups will find there is a pressure from their senior leadership for an explicit literacy & numeracy component. This type of resource book is useful in getting started. It's aged 7 - 11 which is the typical literacy age equivalent of secondary students entering the group. Nurture Groups in primary schools may want to go lower!"
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Mind Maps For Kids: An Introduction
18.  Mind Maps For Kids: An Introduction by Tony Buzan
The list author says:
  "Again, this will help with any literacy component you decide to build into a Nurture Group. Mindmapping is tried and tested with students who have literacy difficulties and limited organisational skills - it's also a lot of fun! A word of caution is that it is not the only method for supporting students in turning thinking into writing - and can be overused at times in schools."
£13.48   Used & New from: £0.31
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Strategies for Immediate Impact on Writing Standards: Raising Standards in Writing
19.  Strategies for Immediate Impact on Writing Standards: Raising Standards in Writing by Rosalind H. V Wilson
The list author says:
  "Another strategy to support literacy in the Nurture Group is the VCOP method by Ros Wilson. This is a core resource book and there are lots of free resources available online."
Used & New from: £23.75
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Babyfather: The Play (Plays)
20.  Babyfather: The Play (Plays) by Joanna Kenrick
The list author says:
  "This is an example of the kind of student reading books that work with Nurture Group students - written as a series of plays with accessible language and engaging storylines, they come highly recommended. For more, just look at the 'Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought' section of the product page."
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The Dyscalculia Toolkit: Supporting Learning Difficulties in Maths (Book & CD-Rom)
21.  The Dyscalculia Toolkit: Supporting Learning Difficulties in Maths (Book & CD-Rom) by Ronit Bird
The list author says:
  "As with literacy, you might find there is pressure from senior leadership to build an explicit numeracy component into the Nurture Group timetable - this provides an alternative to the usual worksheets that non-Maths teachers tend to rely upon."
Used & New from: £20.77
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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The Little Book of Thunks: 260 Questions to Make Your Brain Go Ouch! (Independent Thinking Series)
22.  The Little Book of Thunks: 260 Questions to Make Your Brain Go Ouch! (Independent Thinking Series) by Ian Gilbert
The list author says:
  "This little book will help you get small group discussions going with some pretty light hearted mindbogglers - and from there, you can then move on to the more sensitive stuff."
£9.49   Used & New from: £6.75
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

The Little Book of Music for the Classroom (Independent Thinking Series) Using Music to Improve Memory, Motivation, Learning and Creativity
23.  The Little Book of Music for the Classroom (Independent Thinking Series) Using Music to Improve Memory, Motivation, Learning and Creativity by Nina Jackson
The list author says:
  "Some students certainly calm down when working to music. I'm usually skeptical of this sort of thing - but if it's going to work anywhere, then it will most likely work in the Nurture Group!"
£10.99   Used & New from: £6.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Alphabet of the Human Heart: The A to Zen of Life
24.  The Alphabet of the Human Heart: The A to Zen of Life by James Kerr
The list author says:
  "A fluffy, wooly kind of book that will infuriate your discipline-minded colleagues - but may also quietly challenge some of your students if you casually leave it lying around..."
£9.98   Used & New from: £0.33
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Card Games For Dummies
25.  Card Games For Dummies by Omar Sharif
The list author says:
  "When all else fails, when the going gets real tough - whip out a pack of playing cards! Over the years the simple pack of cards has proved an invaluable tool in settling down students, building relationships with them and motivating them ("complete this piece of writing and we'll play a round of blackjack" has been uttered countless times in my lessons!)."
£11.38   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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