What is Thrive?

Bankfields are committed to nurturing the holistic development of every student. At Bankfields, we proudly embrace the Thrive Approach, which is an innovative and evidence-based framework that focuses on promoting emotional well-being, social skills, and resilience in children. Our commitment to Thrive reflects our dedication to creating an environment where every child can flourish academically, emotionally, and socially.

Thrive is not just a program; it’s a philosophy that permeates every aspect of our school community. Our highly trained staff members incorporate Thrive principles into daily classroom activities, fostering a positive and supportive atmosphere that encourages students to thrive both personally and academically. Through the Thrive Approach, we aim to equip our students with essential life skills, enabling them to navigate challenges, build positive relationships, and develop a strong sense of self.

At the heart of our Thrive School is a recognition that emotional well-being is fundamental to effective learning. We prioritise understanding the unique needs of each student to create an inclusive environment where they feel valued and supported. By embracing Thrive, we empower our students to overcome obstacles, build resilience, and ultimately, succeed not only in their academic pursuits but also in life.

Thrive Practitioners

Our commitment to the Thrive Approach is reinforced by our dedicated team of Thrive practitioners, who undergo rigorous and specialised training to support the children. Each Thrive practitioner at has completed the Thrive Practitioner Training, which is a comprehensive program that equips them with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to understand and address the social and emotional needs of our students. This training empowers our educators to create a nurturing and supportive environment, tailoring their approach to meet the unique needs of each individual. As Thrive practitioners, our staff members play a crucial role in fostering positive relationships, facilitating emotional literacy, and promoting a culture of well-being within our school community. By investing in continuous professional development, our Thrive practitioners ensure that they stay abreast of the latest research and best practices, further enhancing their ability to guide our students on their journey to personal and academic success.

Mrs Kerrison
Mrs Brearley
Mrs Walker
Mrs Haverson
Mr Bennett
(Thrive Lead)

What does a Thrive session look like?

Typical Thrive sessions are facilitated by our trained Thrive practitioners, who work closely with small groups or individuals to address specific needs. During a Thrive session, students engage in activities and discussions that focus on building emotional literacy, fostering resilience, and developing social skills. The sessions are tailored to meet the unique requirements of each participant, creating a safe and supportive space for open expression.

Thrive sessions often incorporate a variety of creative and interactive elements, such as games, role-playing, and art-based activities. Through these approaches, students learn to identify and manage their emotions, develop effective communication skills, and build positive relationships with their peers and teachers. The emphasis is on empowerment, as students are encouraged to explore their feelings, express themselves, and discover strategies to overcome challenges.

We believe that the success of a Thrive session lies in its ability to provide personalised support, fostering a sense of belonging and well-being among our pupils. These sessions are integrated into our daily routine, reinforcing the principles of Thrive throughout the entire school environment and contributing to the overall positive atmosphere of school.

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