What is Thrive?
Thrive is a systematic intervention to early identification of emotional developmental need in children and young people, leading to a deeper understanding of that young person which can be applied across the whole setting. It is preventative, reparative, pragmatic and easy to use.
The Thrive Approach is an individual and targeted way of working with all young people, that helps develop their social and emotional well-being, enabling them to engage with learning and successes in their later life. It supports them to become more self-assured, capable and resilient. It can also address any adverse behaviours, providing a firm foundation for academic knowledge. It changes perception of behaviour in children and truly makes their individual needs the focus of their Thrive sessions, but also enhances all staff’s understanding of that young person.
The Greater Horseshoe School uses Thrive to support its Therapeutic Approach across the school. 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.