Thrive Approach at Orchards

Tweedmouth Community Middle School - Thrive




Thrive is a specific way of working with all children that helps to develop their social and emotional well-being, enabling them to engage with life and learning. It supports them in becoming more self- assured, capable and adaptable in situations. It can also address any troubled, or troubling, behaviours providing a firm foundation for academic attainment.

Positive relationships are at the heart of Thrive. We use these relationships, together with play and creative activities, to give children key experiences at each different stage of their development. Repetition of these activities supports their development, helping them to:


  • feel good about themselves and know that they matter
  • increase their sense of security and trust
  • increase their emotional well-being
  • improve their capacity to be creative and curious
  • increase their self-esteem and confidence to learn
  • learn to recognise and regulate their feelings
  • learn to think before behaving in a certain way
  • ...and much much more.

Thrive draws insights from the fields of child development, right-time brain development, attachment theory and the importance of creativity and the arts as a powerful way of working with children to support their emotional and social development. 

We hope that parents and carers find the attached information useful. More information will be added to this page shortly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Thrive Approach you can contact Miss Harrison using the link below or by telephoning the school office in term time on 01945 583799


  • Miss Megan Carter

    Thrive Practitioner

  • Mrs Deborah Graveling

    Wellbeing and Thrive Practitioner

  • Mrs Debbie Webb

    Thrive Practitioner

  • Mrs Julie Carlile

    Thrive Practitioner

  • Mrs Lisa Ffoulkes

    Thrive Practitioner

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