THE THRIVE APPROACH AT BARNDALE SCHOOL
Thrive is a developmental approach to working with children and young people that helps teachers and adults interpret behaviour and address individual children’s needs. Thrive is a specialist intervention programme which supports children with their emotional health, well-being and social skills; all of which are needed for learning to take place. Thrive is based on up to date brain science and research into child development and helps all the staff in our school to adapt their approach to individual children to build self-esteem, well-being and positive behaviour.
The Thrive Approach offers practical, effective tools and techniques that work, built around a web-based assessment and action planning tool, underpinned by a programme of training and mentoring support.
We use relational, play-and arts-based activities in one-to-one sessions, in small group sessions, or in class as lessons progress.
Thrive is a specific way of working with all children that helps to develop their social and emotional well-being, enabling them to engage with life and learning. It 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. The interrelationship between children’s development and learning is critical and central to the Thrive Approach, which identifies and supports the needs of each individual.
What are the principles of Thrive?
There are four guiding principles of the Thrive Approach:
- Every child is a unique person, constantly developing and learning in different ways and at different rates, each with his/her own abilities, talents and potential to be fulfilled.
- Children’s healthy development, emotional well-being and learning are crucially dependent upon, and promoted through, positive relationships.
- Children flourish when they are confident, self-assured, capable and resilient.
- Children thrive in enabling environments, in which their individual development, learning experiences and needs are understood, responded to and supported through strong partnerships with parents/carers.
Find out more at www.thriveapproach.com