Thrive is a systematic approach to the early identification of emotional development need in children and young people so that differentiated provision can be put in place quickly by adults working most closely with the child or young person. It is preventative, reparative, pragmatic and easy to use.
We use it because addressing emotional developmental needs builds resilience and resourcefulness, decreases the risk of mental illness, reinvigorates the learning provision and helps those young people who are at risk of underachieving or exclusion to stay in school and re-engage in learning.
Thrive offers age appropriate developmental activities which are specifically chosen for individual children. This knowledge is then used to shape our approach and best support our children to access learning opportunities. The adapted approaches will enhance their emotional and social skills, improve their emotional wellbeing and further develop their emotional literacy.
The Thrive approach allows us to look at the behaviour of the child to gain a more in depth understanding about what they may be experiencing. We have seen that a consistent use of the Thrive approach has helped improve attitudes to learning, Increased school, Improvement in learners’ emotional and social skills and Improved relationships within peer groups.