Thrive is a systematic approach to the early identification of emotional developmental need in children and young people so that differentiated provision can be put in to place quickly by adults working most closely with the child or young person. The Thrive Approach can make learning more accessible, more effective and more fun. It enhances emotional literacy and directly contributes to the development of learning power . The approach is informed by up to date neuroscience, attachment theory, learning theory, child development, studies and research into risk and resilience factors.
We need to address pupils' emotional developmental needs as this helps to build resilience and resourcefulness, helping to decrease the risk of mental illness. For those pupils who have been excluded from school, who may have adverse childhood experiences, Thrive enables them to be met in the most supportive way. It supports staff to have a good enough theoretical understanding of what is going on for these pupils to provide the pupils with the most useful set of skills to know what to do and how to do it. This then will allow pupils to re-engage in learning and increase their life chances.
The Thrive Approach offers practical, effective tools and techniques that work alongside the online assessment and action plan tool, that screen pupils emotional development within six developmental strands.