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Chapel Break Infant School

The Thrive Approach to social and emotional wellbeing | The Thrive Approach

Aim: To support children's engagement and progress in learning so that they are ready for school, willing to join in, curious and keen to learn.


At Chapel Break, we embrace the Thrive approach to improve and support children's personal development, their mental health and ultimately ensuring they are ready to learn. The Thrive approach has been developed over many years to help children flourish:

It supports their emotional and social development 

Helps our children to feel happy and secure

Helps children to enjoy friendships

Supports children relating to each other

Helps our children be ready to learn

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

Thrive supports children in becoming more self assured, capable and adaptable.

Practising Thrive involves carrying out a detailed assessment of a child's emotional needs, putting together a carefully differentiated action plan of strategies and activities that aim to address those needs and systematically reviewing the child's need to monitor progress.

At Chapel Break, we have 2 qualified Thrive practitioners. Involvement in the Thrive programme will only take place following discussion with parents, class teacher and SENDCo and following a baseline assessment.

What our teachers say:  

'All our children taking part in Thrive have gained progress and are now able to communicate their wants and needs without adult support'

'It is really helpful to use some of the Thrive techniques in the classroom with all our children'

What our children say:

Can we go to the special room?

Thrive is fun, I love it!