About Thrive

Our mission is to help children and young people engage with life and learning. 

Our whole-school approach is proven to improve attendance, behaviour and attainment.  It is based on child development, neuroscience and attachment research, and consists of:



1. Thrive-OnlineTM (TOL) - our web-based profiling, action-planning and progress monitoring tool enabling you to ensure the best outcome for each child or group.

2. Training - including our flagship Thrive Licensed Practitioner course. This is for those working with children and young people, teaching them how to identify issues and address behaviour in a child-centric manner across different age groups. It also helps leaders implement a comprehensive approach in schools and settings that leads to improved outcomes and cost reduction in the system.

3. Ongoing access to resources, support, updated training and our network of practitioners.

For over 26 years, we have worked across the UK and overseas, with central and local government, school groups and Trusts, individual schools and settings. We have trained more than 50,000 people.  Over 627,000 children and young people are currently in settings benefitting from the Thrive Approach.

Benefits of Thrive



Experience the personal and professional rewards of helping children and young people learn about their emotions and regulate their own behaviour.




Reduce exclusions and improve attendance and attainment by helping children and young people to engage with learning.




Strengthen links with parents and carers, ensuring a joined-up approach to supporting children and young people's emotional and social needs.






Our vision is to... 

  • Provide high-quality, evidence-based training backed by research
  • Raise awareness of the importance of supporting children and young people's social and emotional development
  • Build knowledge of social and emotional development in schools and settings to improve understanding of emotional health and mental wellbeing


Our values shape the work we do


Research and evidence-based practice

Focus on the best outcomes for children and young people through established research and evidence-based practice


Foster the understanding, skills and positive relationships needed to develop and sustain healthy social and emotional wellbeing



Embrace change and harness new technologies and innovative approaches that will increase accessibility and reach


Develop Thrive as a modern, sustainable and well-run business

What the Thrive Approach means to...

Click here to view the full Introduction to the Thrive Approach video

A child

A mentor

A Headteacher

Thrive Case Study - Marpool Primary School



Impact and Research

Settings that have adopted the Thrive Approach have reported many benefits, including fewer disruptions in class, reduced exclusions and improved academic results.

Impact and Research

Meet the Thrive team

The Thrive team are all committed to helping make a difference to the lives of children and young people. Our head office is in Devon where most staff are based, with a regional team spread across the country.

Meet the Team