At Lakeside, we are committed in helping our children ‘Reach for the Stars’ emotionally, socially and academically. This is why we have introduced the Thrive Approach at school.
It is now more important than ever to focus on the emotional well-being of our children so that they:
feel safe feel secure feel happy
We have always believed in putting the needs of the children first and focus on building positive relationships to develop the children’s self-esteem and resilience. These children are our citizens of the future so we all need to work together to help them become strong and responsible pillars of our society.
The Thrive approach is building on what we already do as a whole-school ethos and another way of achieving this.
What is the Thrive Approach?
The Thrive Approach is a specific way of working with all children that helps to develop their social and emotional wellbeing. It enables them to engage with life and learning and supports them in gradually becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable individuals. It also provides a firm foundation from which to build their academic attainment.
How does the Thrive Approach work?
All the children across the school are profiled so that we can identify any gaps in their development.
Even as the most successful adults, all of us will have some gaps in our development – we all have something to work on.
These gaps are then addressed by the adults in school in 3 main ways, either:
- Whole class targets to work on collectively throughout the curriculum
- Small group intervention led by an adult (e.g. teaching assistant)
- 1:1 intervention led (or supported) by a licensed practitioner who has had substantial training on the Thrive approach.
Building positive relationships is the key to happy and successful children who Thrive.
The connections children and young people have with the adults around them is key. Repetition of positive experiences developed through Thrive activities supports their development, helping them to:
- feel good about themselves and know that they matter
- increase their sense of security and trust
- increase their emotional wellbeing
- improve their capacity to be creative and curious
- increase their self-esteem and confidence to learn
- learn to recognise and regulate their feelings
- learn to think before
At school, the children are familiar with Thrive and know that, as a school, we will help them:
Please see the leaflet below for further information or visit the Thrive website: https://www.thriveapproach.com/about-thrive/
Alternatively speak to an adult in school about Thrive (Miss Sidhu and Mrs Lacy are leading on this)