We've introduced Thrive in our setting

The Greater Horseshoe School uses Thrive to support its Therapeutic Approach. The Thrive Approach has been developed over a 15-year period by a team of experts with backgrounds in social work, education, psychotherapy and psychology. It is used in early years settings, primary and secondary schools, independent schools, special schools, social care, healthcare and in many agencies across the UK.

The Thrive Approach is a specific way of working with all children that helps develop their social and emotional well-being, enabling them to engage with life and learning. It supports them to become more self-assured, capable and adaptable. It can also address any adverse behaviours, providing a firm foundation for academic knowledge.

It changes perception of behaviour in children and truly makes it a whole school approach in which all staff can see they have a role to play.


Laura Griffin (Tutor/Thrive Practitioner) 

Laura has over six years’ experience of tutoring vulnerable young people in mainstream schools, PRUs and Special Schools. She has taught therapeutically in school gardens and school farm settings and specialises in Land-Based Studies and Land-Based Therapeutic Practices.

Laura is an Early Years Thrive Practitioner and applies the Thrive therapeutic practices to her teaching. Her MSc at the Centre for Alternative Technology enabled her to gain an understanding of the environmental sciences and the health benefits that the natural environment can bring. Her interests are in helping vulnerable young people in reaching their potential whilst supporting them to develop emotional and social well-being in the great outdoors. Laura believes that animals and the natural world can offer peace, contentment and the chance for all to flourish. In particular, growing, cooking and selling produce in the local community can bring huge opportunities for independence, nurturing and responsibility, whilst also offering a chance to deliver curriculum subjects in an explorative and dynamic setting other than the classroom.


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