The Thrive Approach focuses on the Social and Emotional wellbeing of our young pupils.  Supporting young children using Thrive enables them to develop into healthy, happy, confident children, who are then ready to be open to learning.

The Thrive Approach equips the children to work in either individual targeted ways or group targeted ways, to promote re-engagement with life and learning.

Our Thrive room provides a space for Thrive interventions and the emotional wellbeing support of all Ilminster Avenue E-Act Academy pupils.  It provides the children a calm, nurturing environment where they can access the support they need.

Mrs Peters our School Learning Mentor is the Thrive Lead Practitioner for Ilminster Avenue E-Act Academy. Miss Potter is also a Thrive Practitioner and we will be training additional members of staff throughout the year.

Mrs Peters and Miss Potter are also Mental Health Leads for Ilminster Avenue E-Act Academy, supporting children and parents.

The Thrive approach together with Thrive online helps us to support the children in making the best opportunities in life.
In the Thrive Approach we use a developmental model to help us understand how we develop socially and emotionally from birth through to adulthood.

This model gives us the framework for understanding what healthy child development looks like in terms of behaviour and learning and clarifies what the role of adults should be in facilitating a child’s development at each of the different stages. In addition, the model gives us a lens through which to look at and interpret children’s behaviour, enabling us to identify the particular development needs being signalled by their behaviour and to choose appropriate, targeted interventions designed to meet those needs.

The 6 Strands of Thrive


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