Here at South Wootton Junior School we use a approach called Thrive to prepare pupils for life’s emotional ups and downs. This approach has been adopted by the whole KES cluster and is informed by up to date neuroscience based on the belief that emotional health and wellbeing are connected directly to a child’s emotional development. This in turn affects their behaviour and their access to learning so that they become more resilient and resourceful and can work together collaboratively. Kim Pratt and Gemma Houchen has completed training to identify the emotional needs that underlie troubling behaviours and use / have simple practical strategies to address them. To support their work, the school has developed a Thrive Group Room where 1:1 and group work can take place.
We believe that this tried and tested approach will help the staff in school to understand our children and young people help them to engage with and progress with their learning.
If you have any questions or concerns, please make an appointment to see Kim Pratt or Gemma Houchen. Further information is also available from the Thrive website.
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