At Shoscombe we are fortunate to be able to offer Thrive to every single child in our school.The Thrive approach to supporting healthy social and emotional wellbeing in children from birth to adulthood draws on the latest research into brain science, child development theory and attachment theory. It helps us to understand how the brain develops, and how parents, teachers and other professionals can best support this development by providing the best experiences for the children at each stage.
The approach is rolled out across the school and referenced as a foundational strategy in our Relational policy (insert link) and nationally has been accredited with improving attendance, behaviour, resilience and wellbeing.
We have two licensed Thrive Practitioners at Shosocmbe (Mrs Rorison and Mrs Webb) and we spend time three times a year reprofiling and evaluating all the Thrive work that we do across our whole school in order to measure its effectiveness with each group of children.
• We profile whole class groups as well as individual pupils identified as having a specific need.
• We create bespoke action-plans at group and individual levels, with a selection of strategies and
age-appropriate activities to build into teaching to support social and emotional
• We measure and report on the progress of whole groups and individuals over time.
How will my child be involved in Thrive?
We use a tool called Thrive-Online® which assesses, reviews and identifies the
developmental needs of individuals or groups and suggests actions plans to meet these
needs so that children can move forward and fulfil their potential in all areas of learning and life beyond the classroom.
Who receives Thrive support?
Every child will be included in our Thrive – Class Action Plan which will be embedded into learning and teaching as well as our nurture opportunities that we provide our whole class groups. Class teachers and teaching assistants implement these Action Plans through creative and purposeful activities that meet the specific cohorts social and emotional needs.
Each class will have a small group of children who are given extra opportunities to experience Thrive activities in our dedicated Thrive space with peers. This is a very popular intervention time in the week as it is a creative, fun and relaxed session for children to experience a range of activities that have healthy social and emotional regulation activities modelled to them.
We have 1:1 Thrive sessions for specific children who require additional support through their Education and Health Care Plans.
We can support parents with specific and targeted home Thrive action plans that then will support children in specific situations where families feel able to offer support themselves which is then reviewed by a practitioner.
We have a dedicated Thrive space within our school with a range of high quality resources, like puppets, games, books, toys, sand strays and creative materials. We have a comfortable area for sitting together. The space is set up to be a relaxing spot with soft furnishings with a den space and soft lighting.