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Meynell Primary School

Aspire, Believe, Explore, Achieve


What is the Thrive Approach?
Thrive is a whole-school approach to right-time learning and brain development, based on neuroscience and attachment theory. It allows the adults in the school to have the tools to support all children with their social and emotional development, as well as teaching the children to support themselves. 


Why are we a Thrive school?

  • Positive relationships are at the heart of Thrive. We will use these relationships, together with play and creative activities, to give children key experiences at each different stage of their development.
  • Thrive teaches the understanding of children’s behaviour as communication, improves learning skills and leads to greater attainment.
  • It promotes productive learning for all children.
  • It supports practitioners, providing them with confidence to work with more challenging and vulnerable children, and with parents and integrated teams.
  • It leads to better relationships at home and in school.


How do we use Thrive at Meynell?
Thrive is a way of assessing and supporting children’s emotional and social development, which can then be used to provide personalised programmes for classes, groups and individuals.

All class teachers have used a tool called Thrive-Online to screen their classes. The results will help them to plan their social and emotional curriculum and teaching will be adapted to best meet the needs that are indicated. Strategies and activities are suggested which can be built into lessons and work. Our Thrive practitioners also carry out 1-1 and group interventions. 


In school we have our Thrive base 'Soft Landings' which is used to support children to regulate their emotions throughout the day.