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Mental Health and Wellbeing

We are committed to the holistic development of our pupils and ensure that they have access to a wide range of therapeutic interventions. The purpose of an intervention is to address a barrier to learning or to enhance health, happiness and well-being thereby enabling the child or young person to develop to the best of their ability.

Our therapeutic work is designed to unlock barriers to participation in education so that all our children can achieve highly and can make the most of every opportunity we offer. Discrete therapeutic interventions at school are delivered by a highly skilled team of clinical staff. 

These interventions sit alongside a classroom experience that integrates therapeutic approaches on a one-to-one, small group and whole-class basis.

Thrive is a therapeutic approach to help support children with their emotional and social development. It is a whole school approach based around, current studies of effective learning and current models of child development – in order to help the school to understand the needs being signalled by children’s behaviour.

The Thrive approach offers practical strategies and techniques and is built around online assessments which identify children’s emotional development and provides action plans for their individual needs. Whole classes can also use Thrive techniques and activities to address any issues or as part of PSHE sessions in school.

Research has shown that how we behave is linked to how we feel and our emotions are linked to how we learn. By teaching children to recognise and notice these feelings and emotions it can help with their development and learning.

Children sometimes need some extra support with their emotional growth and this can be temporary or over a longer period of time.

Thrive promotes their emotional and social growth by building positive relationships between a child, their peers and the teaching staff and helps them explore and understand their feelings through various activities.