Get creative in your setting this September for National Poetry Day! To celebrate National Poetry Day this year we’re running a competition for all settings, whether you’re a Thrive school or simply interested in our Approach. From teachers and parents to carers and healthcare workers, if you’re working with children then we’d love for you to … Continued
Research from the National Literacy Trust suggests that more could be done to engage children with reading at secondary school level. How can we help young people to foster a love of books? Dame Jacqueline Wilson is a popular name in most classrooms, with over 40 million copies of her books sold in the UK … Continued
Make learning memorable and boost creativity by teaching children outside The Outdoor Classroom Day initiative started in 2012 with only a handful of schools taking part. Now, in its sixth year, 345,000 in 52 countries have got involved with the project. There are plenty of suggested benefits from taking children outside to learn in a bid … Continued
This month our Member Services Co-ordinators Sam and Grace visited the Devon Studio School in Torquay. Read on to find out how they have embraced the Thrive Approach within their inspiring adolescent setting: A few weeks ago, Grace and I were delighted to be invited to visit Devon Studio School’s Thrive space. The school is … Continued
The issue of poor behaviour in schools has not been taken seriously enough, says a review by England’s behaviour tsar Tom Bennett. The extent of the problem has been underestimated in official data kept by Ofsted, he warns. Schools with particular problems should be funded to provide internal units to deal with troubled pupils, he … Continued
Research from the BBC School Report has found that half of teenagers with mental wellbeing issues try to cope alone. A third of pupils said they were not confident enough to speak to a teacher. At Thrive, we believe that mental health support at school is vital for children and young people. Read the full article here.
Nearly half of respondents to a survey on teacher wellbeing said their mental health was poor, fuelling fears that growing numbers are struggling to cope with the profession’s changing demands. A significant proportion also take medication because of their job. And the convener of a national mental health helpline has said that the demands of teaching are so exceptional … Continued
Prince Harry says the best teachers go beyond academic lessons and teach about resilience and compassion. “We will all face setbacks and challenges,” said Prince Harry, but teachers could help to prepare people for the “ups and downs” of later life. This is something we strongly believe in at Thrive. Read the full article, and … Continued
How can a school be judged “good” by Ofsted but “coasting” by the DfE, and face intervention from an RSC? Accountability is one of those terms that has become ubiquitous in the world of education. Read the full article here.
Across the UK we are facing the challenge of a critically low number of teachers, as thousands report leaving the profession – or plans to leave. BBC Education reported in October 2016 that 30% of 2010 intake will quit within five years, Schools Week reported that we are facing the highest number of teachers leaving … Continued