Case Studies and Testimonials

We want our work to make an impact, and as an organisation focused on pupil wellbeing, we continuously monitor and evaluate what we do and how we do it.

Our case studies profile a selection of our work - from Early Years settings to Multi Academy Trusts, and document how we transform lives through a whole-school approach to wellbeing. 

 

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Case Studies

Our case studies profile a selection of our work and document how we partner with schools and settings, helping children and young people to become more emotionally resilient, better equipping them to deal with life's ups and downs.

How the Thrive Approach helped Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School to manage the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

How the Thrive Approach helped Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School to manage the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

26th May 2022

Olivia Hennessey and Lisa Kelly, from Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School, in Worcester, used the Thrive Approach to support children’s emotional wellbeing during the pandemic and after they returned to school. As a result, relationships between staff and pupils are stronger than ever and the school can evidence the impact of its approach to wellbeing for future Ofsted inspections and other stakeholders.

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"Truancy levels dropped dramatically"

15th November 2021

The biggest difference we have observed so far in our journey with Thrive is that truancy levels have dropped dramatically. We have seen children who used to either leave the site or spend most of the day hiding in the toilets seeking out Thrive practitioners to have a discussion about why they are having problems.

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How All Saints C of E scooped Pastoral Team of the Year

How All Saints C of E scooped Pastoral Team of the Year

11th November 2021

To help us realise our vision of a safe and calm environment, we have used the Thrive Approach®, which helps adults to understand and respond appropriately to children's behaviour. This has given us the tools and support that we needed to put wellbeing at the heart of school life.

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Special Educational Needs setting

Special Educational Needs setting "turns lives around"

4th November 2021

The children love their Thrive sessions and it’s something that definitely works. Thrive has helped the wellbeing of our school grow, we have seen amazing effects on our children and nothing gives us greater joy than knowing how we have turned some of our pupils’ lives around with the Thrive Approach.

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How Fortis Academy's KS3 roll-out boosted resilience and pupils' potential

How Fortis Academy's KS3 roll-out boosted resilience and pupils' potential

14th October 2021

Our pupils are more resilient now as a result of Thrive and this will mean that their grades will increase. Thrive is teaching them empathy and to take on another person’s point of view, which has helped their window of tolerance to grow.

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College for disabled young people shares the benefits of Thrive

College for disabled young people shares the benefits of Thrive

16th September 2021

Transition 2 (T2) opened its doors in September 2012 with the aim of providing bespoke and genuine transition programmes that allow young learning disabled people to segue into meaningful opportunities in adult life.

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Local authority puts Thrive at the heart of Grove Community Primary

Local authority puts Thrive at the heart of Grove Community Primary

16th September 2021

After Thrive was introduced at school, we started to notice that the language that was being used was changing, especially amongst support staff. It had a real ripple effect where the staff that hadn't had their Thrive training were curious about what was going on because they had heard from colleagues how effective it was.

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The 'golden thread' running through Manor Field Primary School

The 'golden thread' running through Manor Field Primary School

26th July 2021

We have a number of children who struggle to come into school in the morning so we have made good use of our Thrive room to help them. Children spend 15 minutes in the morning accessing sensory-type resources before moving on to their classrooms.

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Improved attendance and outcomes at Lapwing Education

Improved attendance and outcomes at Lapwing Education

13th May 2021

We use the Thrive Approach to empower our students to help them gain self-awareness and an understanding of the choices that are open to them. Our aim is that students learn for themselves to identify and realise their needs.

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How St Andrew's embraced the Thrive Approach (and what happened as a result)

How St Andrew's embraced the Thrive Approach (and what happened as a result)

25th March 2021

It has brought together many theories that we, as a staff, were already aware of but the structured approach and framework of Thrive was the missing piece of the jigsaw.

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Exclusion rate drops 'off the page' (plus a massive improvement in behaviour)

Exclusion rate drops 'off the page' (plus a massive improvement in behaviour)

18th March 2021

Children here don’t just walk past you with their heads down - they smile, they make eye contact and they say ‘good morning’. That comes from the confidence and the self-esteem that they have been taught here in school because of Thrive.

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Read what happened when Thomas Arnold School prioritised mental wellbeing

Read what happened when Thomas Arnold School prioritised mental wellbeing

8th March 2021

When we heard about Thrive, it fitted perfectly with what we were looking for to meet our pupils’ needs. It has become an integral part of school life and the pupils, staff and parents are all committed to the approach.

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 Licensed Practioner training brings breakthrough moments for Ernsford Grange

Licensed Practioner training brings breakthrough moments for Ernsford Grange

7th January 2021

Thrive has helped our students to feel listened to during what’s been a difficult time for everyone. I have found that by attuning to them and their needs, they go home and they feel that someone has listened to them. That’s made a massive difference.

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100% of staff give seal of approval at Baltonsborough Primary School

100% of staff give seal of approval at Baltonsborough Primary School

11th November 2020

I cannot stress enough the value of The Thrive Approach in the short term. We have experienced a cultural shift in a matter of weeks, and I am extremely curious to see if the improved emotional regulation of the children has a positive impact on their attainment as we move through the year.

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Simple strategies make a big difference at Herbert Thompson Primary

Simple strategies make a big difference at Herbert Thompson Primary

12th October 2020

Using the Approach has also helped teachers to build better relationships with parents. “Things have become a lot more open. Most parents feel they can trust us and talk to us which is only going to help the children.

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Cost-effective training is complete game-changer for River Tyne Academy

Cost-effective training is complete game-changer for River Tyne Academy

5th October 2020

One thing that happened immediately for us was the unsafe behaviour we were seeing from children and the high level of crisis situations decreased dramatically. Other changes have taken longer but I look at it now and can see just how far we have come as a school in a relatively short space of time.

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Junior school Headteacher 'blown away' by progress in short space of time

Junior school Headteacher 'blown away' by progress in short space of time

30th April 2020

Embedding the Thrive Approach has been the right step in order to make real changes at the school. “I feel that we’re at the beginning of a journey but we have achieved a lot already.

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South Green Junior School saves money on staffing and interventions

South Green Junior School saves money on staffing and interventions

12th March 2020

We are saving money on teaching assistants because pupils are able to regulate their own emotions and they don’t need as much support to help them. We have found that, in the long term, using the Thrive Approach saves the school money, eg staffing and interventions.

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Coventry prep school uses Thrive to tackle low self-esteem

Coventry prep school uses Thrive to tackle low self-esteem

12th March 2020

I have had parents come into the Thrive room who are amazed when I show them the social and emotional activities that we offer here. There are parents that would sign up to the school purely because of Thrive.

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"Some of the best CPD training as a senior leader that I’ve ever had"

24th February 2020

Thrive has a fantastic way of showing the comparison and link between the emotional state of a child and their ability. You can see that as the child becomes more regulated through Thrive, they also improve academically, so there is a direct correlation.

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From 'Nuture Unit' to Thrive room at Bentley New Village Primary

From 'Nuture Unit' to Thrive room at Bentley New Village Primary

11th February 2020

Thrive has given us a common approach and a common language It has given us the knowledge of science and facts behind what we are seeing in the children’s behaviour. Everyone can buy into it and when you get that buy in, that is when things change. We have proved that it works - it absolutely has.

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Reduced behavioural incidents and fixed term exclusions

Reduced behavioural incidents and fixed term exclusions

11th February 2020

The school most definitely has changed. The community now has a school it can be proud of. Parents feel confident and comfortable coming in here to talk to staff. What we have done here goes far beyond the classroom walls

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"Using Thrive helped the school to demonstrate progress to Ofsted"

11th February 2020

Thrive has been invaluable in terms of what we’re trying to do here. We know that our young people are moving forward but the thing that is most important is that all of them feel safe here and able to engage with their education.

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From stable families to child protection, Thrive benefits are huge in Cullompton

From stable families to child protection, Thrive benefits are huge in Cullompton

11th February 2020

The benefits of Thrive have been huge. We have a really broad range of children in the setting with children from really stable family backgrounds through to children who are in child protection. I find that creating a really special relationship is key to everything.

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