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The Thrive Approach to social and emotional wellbeing

This package includes tools and training grounded in neuroscience, attachment theory, child development, and play and the creative arts. The Thrive Approach has been developed over the past 25 years and draws on a wealth of experience in social work, psychotherapy and education.

It is underpinned by a theoretical base in child development theory and attachment theory. At its heart is the understanding that all children’s behaviour represents a form of communication – of their underlying needs. If these needs are recognised and met, children and young people will be able to flourish and learn.

Thrive does not ask what has happened in a child or young person’s past. Instead, the child’s current developmental needs are assessed and solutions provided to address these. The Thrive Approach is designed to equip you with the tools and training you need to help children and young people become ready to learn and thrive.

The package includes training for Thrive practitioners and subscription to an online tool. The tool is designed to:

Thrive-Online, an online assessment for schools – The Thrive Approach

  • Clearly and systematically identify the social and emotional needs of the children and young people you are working with.
  • Profile whole groups as well as individual pupils identified as having additional needs.
  • Action-plan at a group and individual level, with a raft of strategies and age-appropriate activities to incorporate in your lesson planning that will support social and emotional development.
  • Measure and report on the progress of whole groups and individuals over time.

Click on the following link for further information on the Thrive approach

Last updated 20 April 2021

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