The Thrive Approach

Thrive is a specific way of working that helps to develop social and emotional well being, enabling children to engage with life and learning. Thrive supports them in becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable. It can also address any troubled or troubling behaviours, providing a firm foundation for academic attainment.

Positive relationships are at the heart of Thrive. We use these relationships along with art based activities to give children key experiences at each different stage of their development.


This helps our children to

  • feel good about themselves and know that they matter
  • increase their sense of security
  • 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 a certain way
  • ... and much more. 


How does it work? 

The Thrive approach draws on the latest research into brain science, child development theory and attachment theory. It helps us understand how babies' and children’s brains develop, and how parents, teachers and other professionals can best support this development by providing the best experiences for the children at each stage. We use a whole school/class screening process which means that all children will access Thrive activities either in class, in groups or one to one sessions.


Our aim ... 

is to help children feel happy, secure, able to enjoy friendships, relate with others and be ready to learn.


How can I find out more? 

Our Thrive practitioners will be more than happy to answer any queries you may have. Our Thrive Practitioners are ...

  • Mrs Howe 
  • Mrs Furnish 

Alternatively Vicky, our pastoral manager, or your child's class teacher will be able to answer many questions.


Further Information

You can find out more by visiting