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What is Thrive?

At St Joseph’s, we are proud to use the THRIVE approach to understand presenting behaviour. Mrs Dewdney, Mrs Trattles and Mrs Monnery are our licensed practitioners.

We know that children learn best in school when they are happy and settled. At St Joseph’s we are using the Thrive Approach to help us develop our pupil’s emotional and social well-being.

Thrive helps us to check children’s readiness to learn, to identify any gaps and then plan to meet them. Through doing so, we will be able to make sure that all our pupils have what they need to make the best possible progress in their learning.

Family THRIVE sessions, run by Miss Seymour, can support how behaviour and child development can be supported at home.


Why Thrive?

  • Positive relationships are at the heart of Thrive. We will use these relationships, together with play and creative activities, to give children key experiences at each stage of their development.

  • Thrive teaches the understanding of children’s behaviour as communication, improves learning skills and leads to greater attainment.

  • It promotes productive learning for all children.

  • It supports practitioners, providing them with confidence to work with more challenging and vulnerable children, and with parents and integrated teams.

  • It leads to better relationships at home and in school.

How We Use Thrive

Thrive is a way of assessing and supporting children’s emotional and social development, which can then be used to provide personalised programmes for classes, groups and individuals.

All class teachers have used a tool called Thrive-Online to screen their classes

The results will help them to plan their social and emotional curriculum and teaching will be adapted to best meet the needs that are indicated. Strategies and activities are suggested which can be built into lessons and work.