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Oakgrove Integrated Primary & Nursery School, Limavady

Nurture Photographs

Nurture centre outdoor play
Nurture centre outdoor play
Nurture centre play
Nurture centre play
Nurture centre music
Nurture centre music
Nurture centre games
Nurture centre games
Nurture centre drawing
Nurture centre drawing
Nurture centre numeracy
Nurture centre numeracy
10th Jan 2012

This term we have planned a series of parent workshops which are open to all parents in Oakgrove IPNS. We aim to use these workshops to provide you with skills and strategies to enhance your child's learning, and we encourage as many parents as possible to attend. Some of the workshops will involve actively working with your child, and learning the approaches together.


Welcome to Learning Support

A warm welcome to the Learning Support area of the website from Ms Wilson & Ms Young.

All staff in Oakgrove Integrated Primary & Nursery School believe in an inclusive ethos and that every pupil has an entitlement to develop their full potential while being educated alongside their peers.  Educational provision in OIPNS addresses children’s particular learning difficulties / differences / disabilities, as well as facilitating the efficient education for other children with whom they are educated.

We provide educational experiences which develop all pupils’ achievements and recognise individuality.  We value diversity and embrace it to support the learning of all. As an Integrated School we work towards identifying and minimising the barriers to learning and provide equal opportunities for all.  We provide a broad, balanced, relevant and appropriately challenging curriculum suitably differentiated to meet individual needs.  

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Oakgrove Integrated Nurture Centre

At Oakgrove IPNS we have the facility to offer children placement in our on-site Nurture Centre, under the leadership of our specialist teacher Mrs Julie Young. Mrs Sarah Rutherford is our nurture assistant. supporting the children in this setting.


Simply put, 'Nurture' means to nourish, educate, help and grow. This is what all school life is about. However, a nurture centre allows extra space, time and support to be given to each child to help their growth. Nurturing is especially valuable for young pupils who may find school too long, too challenging and who may be overwhelmed. At school these children can seem too quiet, noisy or lonely. In the Nurture Centre pupils are able to grow, develop and learn at their own pace while receiving additional reassurance and support.


Nurture is the opportunity to develop one-to-one relationships between staff and children. In the centre trust, sharing, caring, turn-taking and building self-esteem will be central. The children will receive that extra time, attention and individual care that may not be possible in a busy, mainstream class.


The day will begin and close in their normal class setting where pupils will register before being taken to the Nurture Centre. Pupils will continue to take part in class activities such as art, ICT, music, educational trips and assemblies.The Nurture Centre will support the aims of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and pupils continue to follow the statutory programmes of study.