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About Thrive

Thrive's mission is to help children and young people engage with life and their learning.

Their whole-school approach has proven to improve attendance, behaviour and attainment.  It is based on child development, neuroscience and attachment research.

Why do we do what we do?

Through positive relationships, our priority is to care for every child in a safe and friendly environment. Enabling children to skip into school and grasp learning with enthusiasm and an infectious positivity. In order to help us achieve this, we have fully embraced the Thrive Approach. The Education Endowment Foundation suggests that teaching staff, who are trained to improve emotional wellbeing, help children make substantial progress in attainment and achievement.

Using our own experience, and the resources available through the Thrive Approach, we are able to effectively support all our children’s emotional, mental health and social wellbeing from the first day of school until the transition to secondary school. We are creative, and we don’t mind taking risks for the benefit of our children; we are so proud of the individual and bespoke support available to our community.

You can read all about our Thrive offer here.

Above all, we love watching our children Thrive! They are growing in confidence right in front of our very eyes as we encourage and teach them to face new challenges, become more independent and believe in their own abilities.

Our Thrive information leaflet has more detailed information, you can view it here.

What is the Thrive Approach?

Children cannot always put their needs into words. However, the way children behave can tell us a lot about how they are feeling; think of behaviour as a form of communication. The Thrive Approach draws on the latest research from current neuroscience, recent attachment research, current studies of effective learning and current models of child development.

What makes Lea Community Primary School a Thrive school?

At Lea Community Primary School we don’t consider Thrive to be an intervention for just a few children. We consider it to be a whole-school approach. Thrive is entwined in everything we do; Celebration assemblies, Value Bears, working collaboratively alongside our peers, celebrating our diversity, our collective spirit and the positive relationships that we take such pride in forging. Our Thrive approach helps us build and maintain a successful community where we value each and every member and endeavour to support each other in times of need.


We believe in a very simple philosophy, that if you’ve happy teachers who are delivering great lessons to the best of their ability, you’re more likely to have happy pupils with better outcomes. This is achieved through our strong focus on staff wellbeing, support and effective CPD.

Want to know more about Thrive? Please speak to Mrs Green who will be happy to help.