The Thrive Approach

Thrive is a specific way of working with all children that helps to develop their social and emotional wellbeing, enabling them to engage with life and learning. Thrive has been providing training, tools and insights to organisations and individuals for over 25 years. Thrive offers a whole-setting approach to supporting the right-time social and emotional development of all children and young people. It supports them in becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable. It can also address any troubling behaviours; providing a firm foundation for emotional well being and academic attainment.

Building positive relationships

The connections children and young people have with the adults around them is key. Repetition of positive experiences developed through Thrive activities supports their development, helping them to:

  • feel good about themselves and know that they matter
  • increase their sense of security and trust
  • increase their emotional wellbeing
  • improve their capacity to be creative and curious
  • increase their self-esteem and confidence to learn
  • learn to recognise and regulate their feelings
  • learn to think before behaving in a certain way
  • …and much more!

We have two licensed Thrive practitioners in our school- Mrs Jenny Tombs and Mrs Sarah Buckle. We also have a dedicated nurture room called the Rainbow Room. We run a full programme of interventions based on the individual social and emotional needs of the children and The Rainbow Room is where these targeted interventions take place. Children are able to develop the skills and strategies needed to support their emotional development and tackle some of the challenges they face, both in school and the outside world. The Rainbow Room is a warm and friendly place where they feel supported and nurtured and learn the really valuable life skills we all need to survive and ‘thrive’ in the world.

Thrive Resources for Parents and Carers

Further Reading

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