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We are now very lucky to have two licensed Thrive Practitioners at Hale.

We are embedding Thrive strategies throughout the school. Supporting children in class, individual sessions and small groups. We have a dedicated Thrive Room and enjoy welcoming the children at lunch time for various activities.

How does it work?

Appropriate for all children from birth to adulthood, the Thrive Approach draws on the latest research into brain science, child development theory and attachment theory. It helps us to understand how the brain develops, and how parents, teachers and other professionals can best support this development by providing the best experiences for the children at each stage.

What difference does Thrive make?

Schools that have adopted the Thrive Approach have reported many benefits. These include calmer children, less disruptions in class, improved attendance, reduced exclusions and higher achievements. The knock-on effect of this can be better parent-school relationships and improved staff morale.

How will my child be involved in Thrive?

We use a screening and monitoring tool called Thrive-Online® which identifies the developmental needs of individuals or groups and suggests actions plans to meet these needs so that children and young people can move forward and fulfil their potential. Thrive-Online will be led by your school practitioners who will: • Profile whole groups as well as individual pupils identified as having additional needs. • Create an action-plan at a group and individual level, with a raft of strategies and age-appropriate activities to build into teaching to support social and emotional development. • Measure and report on the progress of whole groups and individuals over time.

Jacqueline Young and Gemma Farrar
Licensed Thrive Practitioners


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