Thrive in Action
Thrive is used at SWA to identify emotional developmental needs within groups and for individual students. We use Thrive-Online which is a web-based assessment and action planning tool with the teams of staff who work with the child, at regular Key Stage ‘Spotlight Meetings’. These meetings allow us to plan differentiated provision to develop student’s emotional and social skills and to share ideas and strategies across the curriculum.
Most groups at SWA are assessed against age-related expectations and staff implement the action plans into their classrooms. These assessments quickly allow us to identify those students who need more specific support so that we can draw up individual action plans to meet their needs in smaller group sessions. Thrive-Online also allows SWA to clearly evidence the progress in emotional and social skills, that groups of students and individuals are making.
Thrive has also enabled the 5 Licenced Lead Practitioners in school to lead staff CPD sessions to help staff to understand what student behaviour communicates. These sessions have also encouraged staff to make use of their relationships with children to enhance their well-being and re-engage with learning and life.
Student feedback on Thrive:
“I enjoyed 1:1 Thrive sessions much more than the group activities”
“It gave me a chance to do activities I have never done before”
“The activities were good and I enjoyed the 1:1 time with staff”