Thrive Approach is the programme we are using in school to support the emotional and social development of children. We are using this programme because it helps us to understand why children behave the way they do and how we can help them to get back on track.

The Thrive Approach draws on the latest research - from current neuroscience, recent attachment research, current studies of effective learning and current models of child development – in order to help adults understand children’s behaviour as communication.

If children have been emotionally thrown off track, either temporarily or over longer periods, Thrive helps us understand the needs being signalled by their behaviour and gives us targeted strategies and activities to help them re-engage.

It can:

· help a child get ready to learn

· enhance their learning

· build positive relationships between a child and his/her peers

· improve attainment