The Pastoral Care Manager and myself went on a Thrive awareness course, one of the hour-long sessions, and came away convinced that was what we needed at Morland CEVC Primary School.
It evolved from a wider issue concerning attainment and barriers to learning. Despite huge efforts from the staff to support children’s learning, there were still immense difficulties in being able evidence progress.
It led us to believe that we needed to focus upon social and emotional learning as a whole school as a way of providing firm foundations to support academic success and longer-term vital life skills. Paramount to success was generating a whole school way of being alongside implicit teaching. Early identification and appropriate intervention by trained staff for high profile children was also required.