The Thrive Approach supports pupils with their social and emotional development and wellbeing. Supporting children using Thrive enables them to develop into healthy, happy, confident children, who are ready to learn. 

We have three licensed Thrive practitioners at the Academy: Ms Avery, Miss Wilkes and Miss PruettAdditionally, Miss Risdale will qualify as a licensed Thrive practitioner in 2021. Other staff are trained in the whole school approach to Thrive. Throughout the academy, our ‘safe spaces’ provide a space for Thrive interventions, pastoral activities and for the support of all pupils.  Pupils are therefore provided with a calm, nurturing environment where they can access the support they need. 

Ms Avery is our Learning Mentor and Thrive Lead Practitioner. She is also the Mental Health Lead at Badock’s Wood E-ACT Academy. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms Avery (


What is the Thrive Approach? 

The Thrive Approach is informed by child development and neuroscience. It provides a model for understanding what a child’s behaviour and learning should look like at different stages. Where there is a gap, pupils receive support to make progress in their social and emotional development. This is done by through interventions which help them feel happy and secure. This means they are able to enjoy friendships, relate well to others and be ready and able to learn. Above all, the importance of positive relationships, creativity and play are at the heart of the Thrive Approach. 

To find out more about the Thrive Approach please contact Ms Avery (, or visit 



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