Whole Staff Training Day Top-Up (Childhood)

A further one-day training course for all the staff in your school, to help them support the social and emotional development of all children.

Key Information

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Course Information

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Course overview

This one-day top-up training for all staff will further develop your whole-school approach to promoting emotional health and mental wellbeing.

Specifically, the training will:

  • provide your staff with an opportunity to review the key theories underpinning the Thrive Approach to enable them to support the social and emotional development of all children in your setting
  • support your setting’s SLT and Thrive licensed practitioners with the process of embedding a whole-school approach to Thrive
  • support all staff to develop a greater understanding of children’s needs, at both the right-time in their development and where they may have gaps in their earlier development
  • equip all staff with some basic tools and strategies for supporting any behaviours arising from children’s unmet needs
  • support all staff to share knowledge and skills across the organisation, promoting staff wellbeing, co-operation, and information-sharing
  • enable you to tailor the learning to reflect the specific needs of your staff.  

Suitable for

This course is intended for all staff in a primary school or setting embedding the Thrive Approach who have already completed the Whole School Staff Training course, to ensure that all children benefit from a whole-school approach to wellbeing and positive mental health.

Costs (excluding VAT):

  • £1,688 for up to 30 staff
  • £2,643 for 31-65 staff
  • £3,321 for 65-100 staff
  • £3,659 for 101-150 staff

Please note this course can only be booked through the office (Tel: 01392 797555 Option 1).

For settings that would like to commission a face-to-face training session, there is a flat rate charge of £300 per trainer per day (or part thereof) plus VAT.

Please note prices are for courses starting on or after 1 September 2022. 


Course content

This one-day top-up training session consists of two set topics: the introduction, comprising the course aims and learning outcomes, and Thrive Essentials, covering underpinning theory. This is followed by a selection of six short workshops (A–F below) from which you can choose the three that you consider the most relevant and useful to your setting. After the third workshop, there is a final set session to close the day.


You can choose from the following workshops:

A. Making Thrive work in unstructured time
B. Developing a whole-school approach
C. Effective ways of communicating with children
D. The Thinking developmental strand (18 months–3 years)
E. The Power and Identity developmental strand (3–7 years)
F. The Skills and Structure developmental strand (7–11 years)

Where can I find upcoming Thrive training in my area?

All Thrive training is now delivered by our experienced Thrive trainers using a mix of live webinars, e-learning sessions and e-mentoring. On the Thrive training pages you can find dates for courses running throughout the year. We also have a team of regional Relationship Managers who are happy to help – meet the regional team here.

Can I complete Thrive training as an individual or do I need to be part of an organisation?

To become a Thrive Licensed Practitioner you will need to be working with children on a regular basis and be able to carry out Thrive-Online assessments to pass the course. We recommend volunteering at a school if this is not possible in your current role.

To talk through our training courses and to discuss funding options, contact our Relationship Development team on 01392 797555 or enquiries@thriveapproach.com

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