The Thrive Approach is a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development.
It equips us to work in a targeted way with children who may have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning.
We recognised that we had groups of children that were not healthy, happy or confident in school and therefore were not ready and open to learning.
All teachers/TA’s deliver weekly Thrive lessons for right time development (EYFS-Thinking, Y1-3 Power and Identity, Y4-6 Skills and structure).
In October 2018 511/690 children needed Thrive support. As of July 2019, only 96 children needed Thrive support.
Tracking of card changes has helped us to identify that English lessons were failing to meet children’s needs and so the coordinator has bought The Power of Reading. Behaviour in English lessons is now clam and conducive to effective teaching and learning.
Children identified they didn’t feel safe at break times. This has now been addressed.
Academically, Thrive children that had the potential to pass SAT’s, but were struggling to full fill this due to life events were given mentors for academic year 2018-19 and all passed their Y6 SATs (see RC, casestudy).
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