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What is Thrive?

Thrive is a systematic approach to the early identification of emotional developmental needs in children so that differentiated provision can be put into place to support the child.

Thrive is based on:-

  • Research in neuroscience.
  • Attachment theory.
  • Child development.
  • Research into the role of creativity and play in developing emotional resilience.


The attached leaflet 'A parents guide to Thrive' has been written by Thrive and gives a more comprehensive and scientific overview of Thrive.





Who is Thrive for?

Thrive is for anyone within school, in fact, thrive research show that all of us, even adults would benefit from the ‘Thrive Approach’ to support us with our emotional well-being. The thrive approach can make academic learning more accessible as it supports us to become more resilient, resourceful and reflective.

Thrive can support children who are vulnerable and challenging due to an experience that they have faced in their early life that has left them with an ‘interruption’ which might be impacting on their confidence, social skills, emotional well-being and academic progress.

Thrive can also support children through ‘loss’ such as the bereavement of a close friend, relative or pet; moving house, changing school or even simple changes such as moving class within the same school.

Many children within our school from EYFS to year six have benefited  from Thrive whether it has been through one to one support or small group nurture. If you feel that Thrive is something you wish to discuss further as you feel your child would benefit from support through the Thrive programme then please contact Miss Martin.



Family Thrive.

Family Thrive is a six week course to introduce adults caring for children to the fundamentals of Thrive and how it works within day to day life. Each session lasts for two hours and, over the six weeks looks at:-

  • The Thrive Approach.
  • How our brains develop.
  • How your right brain talks to your left brain.
  • Why play and creativity are important to you and your child.
  • How to support your child at times of change and difficulty.
  • Everyday trigger times and how to keep calm.
  • How to be a behaviour detective.

Family thrive currently runs on a Tuesday afternoon – 1.00pm – 3.00pm and is led by Miss Martin and Mrs Mather. Our next available course starts on Tuesday 7th January 2020. If you are interested in attending or would like to know more information about family thrive then please contact Miss Martin.