Oldcastle Primary School are fortunate to have adopted ‘Thrive’ a therapeutic approach to help support children with their emotional and social development. The Thrive approach is built around online assessments which identify children’s emotional development and provides action plans for their individual needs. Thrive Online help us assess and develop action plans for individual children. This ensures that the adults working with them understand their individual needs and are able to meet these most effectively.
Research has shown that how we behave is linked to how we feel and our emotions are linked to how we learn. By teaching children to recognise and notice these feelings and emotions it can help with their development and learning. Children sometimes need some extra support with their emotional growth and this can be temporary or over a longer period of time. Our aim is to develop happy, confident and curious minds.
Many children experience difficulties during their time at school. These may include:
These situations can lead to many different feelings which may seem overwhelming at times. They might include: anger, frustration, sadness, loneliness, confusion or anxiety. All these feelings are very normal and happen to a lot of children. The Thrive sessions are designed to help children learn to manage their feelings and teach them strategies that will help promote their learning at school.
The session may be on an individual basis or as part of a small group of children. During each session there will be an activity which may include: