About Thrive and the Thrive Approach
Thrive is a specialist intervention programme which supports children with their emotional health, well-being and social skills; all of which are fundamental in enabling children to feel safe and happy and in turn being able to be ready to learn.
Thrive is based on up to date brain science and research into child development. It helps all the staff in our school to adapt their approach to individual children to build self-esteem, well-being and positive behaviour.
There are four guiding principles of the Thrive Approach:
• Every child is a unique person, constantly developing and learning in different ways and at different rates, each with his/her own abilities, talents and potential to be fulfilled.
• Children’s healthy development, emotional well-being and learning are crucially dependent upon, and promoted through, positive relationships.
• Children flourish when they are confident, self-assured, capable and resilient.
• Children thrive in enabling environments, in which their individual development, learning experiences and needs are understood, responded to and supported through strong partnerships with parents/carers.
The Thrive Approach offers practical, effective tools and techniques that work, built around a web-based assessment and action planning tool. This is underpinned by a programme of training and mentoring support. The trained thrive staff in our school are Mrs Haggerstone and Mrs Anderson.