Thrive gives us an insight into why children behave like they do. The Thrive Approach can provide you with pointers to help create positive experiences that support their wellbeing and build their emotional resilience.
We use the Thrive approach to work in a targeted way with the children who may be struggling socially, emotionally or with difficult life events. Our experienced Thrive team support the children to re-engage with learning and life.
The provision we have at Central Primary offers a safe, secure, calm and supportive environment for the children who need time to regulate their emotions to allow them to return to the classroom. We are able to engage the children through targeted interventions which involves arts and play based activities. These include sand play, arts and crafts, beach school, story telling, music, drama, dance and painting. All of these have benefits and strengths and the use of creativity integrated into their day will support the children’s social and emotional development.
At Central Primary, we adopt a whole school Thrive approach. ensuring that the children receive consistent, positive messages on coping and dealing with their strong emotions from every member of staff.
Many of you will be familiar with Thrive and appreciate the support that your child receives both in school and at home.
The Link Centre is based at Central Primary School and is a community building that was officially opened by Councillor Wayne Daley on 15th November 2019. The Link was introduced to provide support and opportunities for the parents/carers and families of both Bothal and Central Primary Schools. We have a dedicated Family Support Worker employed by the ALP and run a number of courses and sessions that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of individual families.
We are able to provide Thrive home plans to support you and your child at home. Our Family Support offer is underpinned by the Thrive approach but all plans will be bespoke to the needs of our families. Our Family Support Worker will be on hand to support you on your Thrive journey.
If you would like any further information on how we can support you please either speak to your child's class teacher, contact your school site office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As the world returns to normal and restrictions ease, we hope to soon restart additional support from The Link such as :
•Informal drop in sessions.
•Thrive/Positive Parenting and Cognitive behaviour.
•Healthy Eating and Healthy Living.
•Safeguarding, Child Protection and issues relevant to the community.
•Supporting your child’s learning at home in Numeracy and Literacy.
•Supporting Parents/Carers to return to work
***Check back regularly for updates on timetables***
Even if you do not feel that you need additional family support, you might wish to try some Thrive at home. Completing the activities and spending quality one to one time with your child will support their emotional wellbeing. The activities will give your child a positive sense of self, make them feel emotionally safe, encourage them to try new experiences and help them to problem solve. All the activities concentrate on the relationship between children and adults. They will support good attachments and help your child to build confidence, self esteem and grow their resilience. All these skills will be important in school, at home and life beyond.
Below are some additional activity ideas for you to try at home based around the first three Thrive strands. If you know that your child has a Thrive plan and which strand they are on, then you can match these activities. However, this is not necessary as all children will benefit from the time spent on these activities. If you are unsure or would like any further support (or ideas) then please contact your Thrive Practitioner based on your child’s school site. Additional activities will be posted regularly via the school Facebook page.
For more information about the Thrive approach please contact your site Thrive Practitioner or leave a message via the school office and someone will get in touch.
You can also visit Thrive Online website to find out more and access the online Parent Toolkit.