Miss Bray - Licensed Thrive Senior Leader
Miss Poole - Licensed Thrive Practitioner
What is Thrive?
THRIVE supports children with their emotional health, well being and social skills, all of which are needed to enable learning to take place.
Children cannot always put their needs into words, but the way children behave can tell us a lot about how they are feeling. For some children there may be an obvious reason why they need extra support. This might be due to bereavement, family break down or an identified medical condition such as ADHD.
For others, there may not be any obvious trigger as to why they are finding some aspects of school and/or home life difficult.
As well as offering new ways of dealing with challenging behaviour, THRIVE also offers both teaching staff and parents useful approaches to working with and helping any child who is experiencing emotional upheaval, whether short or long term. This is not a quick-fix; it takes time and commitment to see results. However, from research it is clear that early intervention to support children’s needs is the most effective approach to preventing issues becoming more problematic in later life.
A parent and carers guide to Thrive
How do you know if my child needs support?
A THRIVE assessment helps us to identify emotional developmental needs as early as possible, in order to support and meet those needs on an individual basis. Each year, children are assessed at a whole class level (the assessment isn't a test, it is based on evidence from what we see children do every day).
The assessment then helps us to identify areas for whole-class intervention, group intervention and those who need bespoke support on an individual basis.
What happens if my child needs bespoke support?
A THRIVE Action Plan is a plan of activities tailored to support a child’s identified social and emotional learning targets. The activities are one-to-one and small group play and arts-based activities designed to help the child feel better about themselves; become more resilient and resourceful; form trusting, rewarding relationships; be compassionate and empathetic; and/or be able to overcome difficulties and setbacks.
Activities might include playing in the sand, cooking, painting, model making, exploring difficult situations through role-play or comic strips, playing strategy games or projects focusing on the child’s own interests.
Action Plans are shared with parents who are encouraged to do some of the activities at home with their child.
Action Plans are reviewed regularly to monitor the progress children have made.