Insights

Find a range of resources aimed at sharing knowledge and best practice around wellbeing in education. Have a look through the below articles, podcasts and webinars to discover tips and strategies to help make your setting a nurturing and supportive space for children and young people. 

 

How a radical approach to Thrive and outdoor learning helped to transform pupils' behaviour

How a radical approach to Thrive and outdoor learning helped to transform pupils' behaviour

25th August 2022

Lucy Bone, Thrive Licensed Practitioner at Maple Cross JMI and Nursery School, explains how a bold decision to focus on Thrive techniques in an outdoor environment re-engaged two boys with learning

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Webinar - How play can help boost adolescent social and emotional wellbeing

Webinar - How play can help boost adolescent social and emotional wellbeing

18th August 2022

In this webinar produced in partnership with Tes, Tes Senior Editor Simon Lock speaks to child mental health expert, Professor Helen Dodd, and two teachers about the importance of using play based activities to boost learning and wellbeing in adolescence - and the techniques they are using to put this into practice.

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Webinar - How can schools work with parents to tackle school avoidance

Webinar - How can schools work with parents to tackle school avoidance

18th August 2022

In this webinar produced in partnership with Tes, an experienced panel of educators and professionals sits down to discuss what schools and parents can do about the increase, in both children and young people, of emotionally-based school avoidance.

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Prevention strategies and quick wins for challenging classroom behaviour

Prevention strategies and quick wins for challenging classroom behaviour

14th February 2022

When it comes to poor behaviour, it is far more effective in the long run to focus on the unmet needs behind the behaviour. Thrive's Rose Webb offers a list of prevention strategies and quick wins. Th...

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The importance of checking yourself before tackling flashpoints

The importance of checking yourself before tackling flashpoints

9th December 2021

Viv Trask-Hall, Head of Innovation in Education at Thrive, shares how changing the way we deal with behaviour incidents will help children build strong foundations for their learning in this article...

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How to create an environment for emotional wellbeing

How to create an environment for emotional wellbeing

9th December 2021

Thrive's Adolescent Specialist Rose Webb and Jo Dunne, a Licensed Practitioner from Herbert Thompson Primary School, in Cardiff, feature in this article about creating an environment for emotional we...

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'Are my friends still my friends?' (An anxiety focus)

'Are my friends still my friends?' (An anxiety focus)

9th July 2021

Pupils' anxieties: Name it to tame it Headteacher Ben Travitzky on why a 'name it to tame it' approach is helping to support children's wellbeing at his school This article was originally published o...

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The Headteacher: 'Exclusion and sanction rates have decreased significantly'

The Headteacher: 'Exclusion and sanction rates have decreased significantly'

2nd July 2021

There's no catch-up without wellbeing A focus on academic 'catch-up' over the coming weeks and months must be built on firm foundations of mental wellbeing, says Diana Dewing, Managing Director of Th...

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and the significance of a relational approach

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the significance of a relational approach

31st March 2021

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding emotions Mel Fisher, Thrive's® Relationship Manager for the East of England and mother of an autistic son, outlines what the past 10 years have taught her abo...

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Why it's time to rethink 'bad behaviour'

Why it's time to rethink 'bad behaviour'

12th March 2020

Time to rethink 'bad' behaviour Children need to learn about feelings and triggers, says Rose Webb, relationship manager for the South West at Thrive. Caring for children, whether as a parent, relati...

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Outdoor play vital for mental health

Outdoor play vital for mental health

12th December 2019

Outdoor play vital for mental health Put down those electronic devices and get outdoors into nature, says Viv Trask-Hall, former headteacher and principal trainer with Thrive, a Devon business that w...

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