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The Thrive Approach


At Tranmoor Primary School we have adopted the Thrive Approach across our school.

What is the Thrive Approach?

Thrive supports children with their emotional health, well-being and social skills, all of which are needed for learning to take place. Children cannot always put their needs into words, but the way children behave can tell us a lot about how they are feeling.


The Thrive Approach is based on up to date brain science and research into child development and helps staff in school to adapt their approach to individual children to build self-esteem, well-being and behaviour. It provides targeted strategies and activities to help children re-engage with learning and life.


Why do we need Thrive?

Unfortunately, like all of us at some point in our lives, children may face challenges that knock them off course. What is needed then is understanding and support to get them back on track. Many children will respond to the care, understanding and support given by parents, family, friends and teachers. However, some children need a little bit extra.


What extra support can Tranmoor Primary School offer?

Children who need a little bit of extra help are identified through our whole-class screening process, by class teachers, or through communication with families or outside agencies. For some children there may be an obvious reason why they need a bit of extra support. This might be bereavement, family break down or an identified medical condition such as ADHD. For others, there can be no obvious trigger to why they are finding some aspects of school and/or home life difficult.


Working closely with parents/carers and class teachers, our Thrive team carry out full assessments of identified children's social, emotional and behavioural needs. This helps us to build a bespoke Thrive Action Plan of activities to support their needs.


What makes Tranmoor Primary School a Thrive school?

At Tranmoor Primary School we consider it to be a whole-school approach. Thrive feeds into everything we do; celebration assemblies, getting to know everyone and their families, sharing all achievements, not just academic ones, celebrating our diversity and our collective values.


If you would like to know more about Thrive, please visit the Thrive Approach website www.thethriveapproach.co.uk, or speak to our Trained Practitioners:


  • Mrs Mitchell (Acting Deputy Headteacher)
  • Mrs Marsden (Parent Support Advisor)
  • Mrs Brown (Support Staff)


What parents thought of the "Thriving Families" Course.

"The course made me recognise that I didn't use the right approach with my children. The discussions with the group were reassuring to know I was not alone and share some of the same issues. Lots of useful reading material and tips given. I would strongly recommend this course to parents."


"It really made me see how I was parenting. I was always shouting and I wanted my child to do it my way. I now see how unfair this was to my child, it is a lot nicer having them involved. I have really enjoyed the course, I would recommend this course to any parent."


"Thriving Families course has really helped me to improve family life and become a responsible parent. We have a much calmer, happier home and listen to each other a lot more."


"This course has helped me to see that I am a very good mummy. It has also shown me that my children are little people, with their own perspective and that I should value their good ideas. I am much calmer and more confident parent thanks to the course."