Our first priority at Carclaze School is to provide a secure, safe and friendly learning environment that enables children to feel confident to learn and enjoy their time in school.

In order to ensure this happens, staff work collaboratively to support children’s social and emotional development – both inside and outside the classroom.

What is the Thrive Approach? 

The Thrive Approach is a research based approach to supporting children who may struggle with social skills or to express their needs and emotions. It helps staff understand the needs being signalled by children’s behaviour and also provides targeted activities to help pupils develop vital skills to help them express themselves.

What support does Carclaze School offer?

We identify children who may be in need of extra support through a variety of ways – by conversations class teachers, other school staff, parents or carers, or communication with outside agencies. Some children may need extra help because of a bereavement, family break down or medical condition whereas others may have no obvious trigger for why they are finding school and/or home life challenging. We carry out a full assessment of the child’s needs, including input from parents or carers and teachers; this allows us to generate a bespoke Thrive Action Plan of activities to support their specific needs.

What is an Action Plan?

A Thrive Action Plan is a plan of activities specifically supporting a child’s identified social and emotional development needs. These activities can be carried out in school or at home and we are happy to share action plans with parents. At school these activities may be carried out one-to-one or in small groups. The activities are designed to be enjoyable and to improve confidence and self esteem.

So who gets Thrive?

All pupils will get class Thrive activities (although they might not realise it); many of the activities that take place in school form part of the Thrive Approach. However, if your child needs regular out of class Thrive time, one-to-one or in a small group, you will be consulted and asked for your input into their assessment and Action Plan.