What is the Thrive Approach?

In the Thrive Approach we use a developmental model to help us understand how we develop socially and emotionally from birth through to adulthood. This model gives us a framework for understanding what healthy child development looks like in terms of behaviour and learning and clarifies what the role of adults should be in facilitating a child’s development at each of the different stages. In addition, the model gives us a lens through which to look at and interpret children’s behaviour, enabling us to identify the particular developmental needs being signalled by their behaviour and to choose appropriate, targeted interventions designed to meet those needs.

At Treverbyn we use Thrive to assess whole class social and emotional development. From this we identify areas to target in Personal, Social and Health Education with a behavioural focus for each class. The whole class assessments also help to identify pupils who may require support in small groups or individually.

We work closely with parents, carers and class teachers when creating plans for individual pupils. We meet regularly with parents to provide them with strategies and activities to try at home and have found this holistic approach works well.

We also provide specialist support for parents, carers and staff of children who have experienced early developmental trauma and attachment difficulties. Ask for details of our support group.

As part of our strategy to support the emotional and physical development of children we have begun a Yoga intervention for targeted children provided by Kids Yoga Cornwall.

For more information, please see the Thrive website or contact Miss Craig or Mrs Edwards in the school office.