St Joseph’s Primary School, Slate Street, Belfast were presented with a national nurture award for the entire school. This is the first time this accolade has been awarded in Northern Ireland.
St Joseph’s picked up the prestigious prize for demonstrating exemplary practice in embedding a nurturing culture throughout the entire school.
Speaking at the Award Ceremony, Principal of St Joseph’s, Mairéad Weir said: “We are thrilled to be the first school in Northern Ireland to receive the ‘National Nurturing School Award’. We have seen how a nurturing education is the great equalizer, helping children blossom and grow into the people they are meant to be. It provides us all with the knowledge, skills and personal resources to overcome the everyday challenges in life.”
The National Nurturing School Award is awarded to schools who successfully complete the National Nurturing Schools Programme, a two-year course to develop and embed a nurturing culture throughout the school. St Joseph’s is the first school in Northern Ireland to complete the Programme and to receive the Award.