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Thrive (Emotional and Social Well-Being)

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We passionately believe in and deliver a creative curriculum which builds children’s social and emotional resilience, draws upon the latest research in brain development and recognises the importance of strong relationships with parents, families and teachers.

To fulfill our aim of creating successful children who engage better in their learning and gain skills for future successes in society we have adopted a wonderful approach known as Thrive.

Through our Thrive approach of using the latest research into brain development we know that the brain has incredible plasticity. This means that new pathways can be developed in a child’s brain! Our skill as Thrive practitioners is to help the child to develop new pathways where they are needed most by using skilled assessment around six Thrive Developmental Strands.

Our Thrive co-ordinator and Thrive practitioners have undergone rigorous training to ensure they are fully equipped to work with the wider staff team to deliver breathtakingly simple and effective strategies and activities which support the development of each unique child. These tried and tested strategies and activities are individualised for children and their families to provide unique experiences, which done repeatedly with a familiar adult do many things including:

  • developing a child’s strong sense of self-worth
  • supporting a child’s growing capacity to make sense of the world
  • supporting the development of neuronal pathways in the brain that positively contribute to healthy stress management systems
  • enabling a child to be able to think whilst having strong feelings
  • building a child’s ability to be able to make choices about their behaviour
  • building a child’s capacity to self-soothe and understand their emotions

Whole Class Screening and Individual Profiling

As part of our adoption of the Thrive Approach, we carry out assessments of whole classes and individual children in relation to their social and emotional development. This assessment is automatically analysed, providing indicators of any particular areas for development and support. The results are used to guide the teacher or other adult as to the activities and teaching that would be useful for that class or child. 

More information can be found by following the link to the Thrive Approach website. 

Exciting News! 


We are delighted to inform you that we have been successful in our application for three of the Thrive Ambassador School Excellence Awards. Following a robust application and assessment process of our Thrive Approach in school, we were very proud to receive Thrive Ambassador School Excellence Awards in the following areas of our practice: Environment, Relationship and Reparative. Thrive is an important thread running through our school ethos, practice, and curriculum, and underpins learning and conversations in school to support pupils' social and emotional development.  Our staff are truly committed to supporting pupils' social and emotional development through effective implementation of Thrive, and through our wider provision, systems, and policies. We hope to secure further Thrive Ambassador School Excellence in Leadership and Right time and have ambition as a school community to become a Thrive Ambassador School in the near future.