Embracing Thrive at Alver Valley Schools

The Thrive Approach
Thrive is a special way of working with children that helps to develop their social and emotional wellbeing, enabling them to engage with life and learning. It supports them in becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable. It can also address any troubling behaviours providing a firm foundation for academic attainment.
Positive relationships with dedicated staff are at the heart of Thrive. We use these relationships, together with play and creative activities, to give children key experiences at each different stage of their development. Repetition of these 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 well-being
  • 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 behaving in a certain way
  • And much more…

How will my child be involved in Thrive?
We use a screening tool and activity planning resource called Thrive-Online. This allows us to assess you children and to develop individual action plans with specific strategies and activities to ensure that they are as emotionally and socially supported as they can be. We will require your parental permission for this.
For more information about the Thrive Approach, please contact Sarah Kitcher who leads Pastoral support at Alver Valley Schools and who is our Lead Thrive Practitioner through the school office