Katherine McGreal

How I used tech to transform my nurture groups

Before Covid-19, technology didn’t play a big role in the nurture provision at Katherine McGreal’s school. But lockdown forced it to invest in laptops – and giving vulnerable students access to a device has boosted their engagement and wellbeing

How I used tech to transform my nurture groups

Digital technology is not something you would usually associate with a feeling of “nurture” – many people see computers as impersonal and detached from the warmth of human emotion.

However, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the nurture department at The Gryphon School in Sherborne, Dorset has been using technology to ensure the best possible outcomes for some of its most disadvantaged and vulnerable students, who might otherwise have been left behind.

Tes caught up with Katherine McGreal, the school’s head of nurture, to find out how they’ve done it.

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