What is the Thrive Approach?

Thrive is a systematic approach to the early identification of emotional developmental need in children so that differentiated provision can be put in place by the adults working most closely with the child. At St Wilfrids, we use Thrive On-line, a web-based assessment and action planning tool to assess individuals and groups of students and to design action plans with strategies and activities to be used in the classroom and during creativity and art sessions.  These art and sensory activities are designed to improve the students' regulatory system to better access relaxation and calm.  The strategies offer age appropriate developmental tasks which will address gaps in emotional and social development.  Thrive-online also allows us to review progress and measure improvements of student's skills over time.