The Thrive Approach

What does it take to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning? Recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development have provided some of the answers to this question.

The Thrive Approach draws on insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. In addition, the Approach can be used in a targeted way with children and young people who may have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning.

Thrive uses arts and play-based activities with children to support healthy neural development, promote a positive sense of self and build optimal learning capacity. The Thrive Approach integrates arts and creativity to support children’s emotional and social development.

At Hallam Fields Junior School we target individual children to be included in the Thrive Approach working 1:1 with Miss Place.  If your child is selected for this you will be asked to fill in a consent form as we store some of their details on line. 

In addition we use a lot of the strategies across the school with all children, recognising their emotions, validating them, and helping them to calm and regulate.  We recognise that behaviour is linked to a reaction and we help the child to understand this and how best to deal with their emotions and the situation. 

For further information download the attached document or speak to Mr Brown, Mrs Carr or Miss Place who are the licensed practitioners in school.