How does the Thrive Approach Work?
Once it has been agreed for a child to take part in either a small group or individual session, the Thrive Practitioner along with the child’s class teacher will complete an assessment from which an Action Plan of activities and skills to be developed will be created.
The Thrive Practitioner will work with a child and continue to assess their progress in an ongoing manner.
The Thrive Team is happy to meet with parents/carers to create a ‘Home Action Plan’ if this is requested.
What happens if my child is invited to attend sessions?
The Thrive Team will create an individualised plan for your child which they will work to in order to support your child to develop new social and emotional skills. This will include playing, arts and crafts, sandtray activities, being outside, puppet work and much more.
All sessions are based in the understanding of a strong and safe relationship with the child at the centre of the activities.
Sessions take place within the school day, and last for approximately 30 minutes per week
What happens when Thrive sessions end?
Although your child is likely to be upset as the sessions have ended as they have been having such a great time, it is also great news as they have reached a stage where they are able to manage their emotions more themselves.
They will continue to be able to speak to the Thrive Team whenever they feel that life is becoming tricky, but they will be supported everyday by their Teacher and TA. They will continue to develop their social and emotional skills along with their classmates in their weekly PSHE lessons.
If you have any concerns, please raise them with your child’s teacher in the first instance.
What do I do if I am worried about my child’s social and emotional wellbeing?
If you are worried that your child’s behaviour is out of character, perhaps they are becoming upset more easily, they are having more angry outbursts, they are not sleeping well or seem more worried than normal please let us know. Talk to your child’s class teacher as soon as you become aware that this change in behaviour is not going away. Your teacher will then find the best way to support you and your child.
Who would work with my child?
We are proud to have a team of Thrive Practitioners who work at both schools. Please take a look at ‘Meet the Team’ section and meet the team. They have a wealth of experience and are here to support you and your child.
What is a Thrive Lunch Club?
We recognise that lunchtimes can often be a challenging time for some children. WIth this in mind we invite children to attend themed days to support them in areas which have be recognised by school staff or parents.
Club themes maybe around ‘Friendships’, ‘Yoga and being calm’ or ‘Social Skills.’ Whilst a child will be invited to attend, they will not be forced to come along as it is their choice- they may prefer to play with friends.