Thrive Ambassador School Programme

Thrive is dedicated to celebrating the commitment of the extraordinary schools that are making a positive impact on children, young people and the wider community by recognising their achievements as Thrive Ambassador Schools and Thrive Schools of Excellence.

School of Excellence Award | Thrive Ambassador Schools

 

Apply for Ambassador status

Is the Thrive Approach at the heart of your school or setting?   Applying for Ambassador status is simple. 

There are five areas which schools can evidence how they use Thrive to support children and young people's social and emotional development, these are: 

  • Leadership
  • Right-time
  • Reparative
  • Relationship
  • Environment

 

Your school or setting can be recognised and awarded with Ambassador status in one or more of these five areas. Each award supports a setting to embed a key aspect of the Thrive Approach, helping to progress school improvement and recognise best practice. Once all five strands have been achieved, the setting can then apply to become a School of Excellence to celebrate the overall standard of its approach to mental health.

How to apply?

  1. Settings need to have met the criteria to be recognised as an 'Embraced' school (ie awarded the logo 'We've embraced Thrive in our setting')
  2. Complete a short self-assessment form
  3. Get in touch with your regional Relationship Manager who will arrange a site visit and verify the information provided

Successful schools will be recognised with an exclusive logo and a certificate to display and celebrate their achievements. They could also be included in Thrive case studies and press releases. The application and certification process is free.

School of Excellence Award

The School of Excellence award is the highest level of achievement in the Thrive Ambassador Schools programme.  It is awarded to schools and settings that have achieved Ambassador School status in all five areas listed above and is a benchmark of all-round excellence for schools that have embedded the Thrive Approach.

Below is a selection of case studies from some of our Schools of Excellence. 

Kent specialist setting named as Thrive School of Excellence

Kent specialist setting named as Thrive School of Excellence

2nd December 2021

A specialist setting has become the first in Kent to be named a Thrive School of Excellence for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils in order to help prevent mental health i...

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Cardiff Headteacher

Cardiff Headteacher "honoured to be recognised" for prioritising mental health

26th July 2021

A Cardiff primary school has been named as the first Thrive School of Excellence in the city for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils in order to support their mental health an...

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Cornish primary school first in England to be crowned as wellbeing School of Excellence

Cornish primary school first in England to be crowned as wellbeing School of Excellence

11th February 2021

Gulval School named as a School of Excellence for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils A Penzance primary school has been named as the first Thrive School of Excellence in Engl...

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UK's first Thrive School of Excellence heralds from Aberdare

UK's first Thrive School of Excellence heralds from Aberdare

5th February 2021

A South Wales primary school has been named as the first Thrive School of Excellence in the UK for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils in order to prevent mental health issues...

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Hard work validated by Ambassador School status

Hard work validated by Ambassador School status

12th October 2020

Thomas Arnold Primary School, based in Dagenham, has been named as an Ambassador School with Excellence in Leadership after going through a rigorous assessment process by Thrive, which trains teachers...

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"Ready to learn and achieve potential" at Dagenham's Hunters Hall

1st October 2020

Hunters Hall Primary School, based in Dagenham, has been named as an Ambassador School with Excellence in the Environment after going through a rigorous assessment process by Thrive®, which trains te...

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Thrive Ambassador Schools

Schools and settings can apply to become a 'Thrive Ambassador School' in one or more of the following five areas: Leadership, Right-time, Reparative, Relationship and Environment.  Here are some of our amazing Thrive Ambassador Schools.

Reduced exclusions and increased attendance at Elland Academy

Reduced exclusions and increased attendance at Elland Academy

26th May 2022

The Elland Academy has been named as a Thrive Ambassador School with three areas of expertise for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils. The school has seen reduced exclusions and increased attendance as a result.

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'Deep-rooted commitment' yields recognition in Powys

'Deep-rooted commitment' yields recognition in Powys

22nd November 2021

A Powys primary school has been named as a Thrive® Ambassador School with two areas of expertise for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils, helping to prevent mental healt...

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Focus on children's mental wellbeing earns Croydon primary award

Focus on children's mental wellbeing earns Croydon primary award

18th November 2021

A Croydon primary school has been named as a Thrive® Ambassador School with three areas of expertise for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils, helping to prevent me...

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Not one but two! Hampshire's Endeavour Primary School scoops second award

Not one but two! Hampshire's Endeavour Primary School scoops second award

11th October 2021

An Andover school has been named as a Thrive Ambassador School for a second time, highlighting another area of expertise in the role it plays supporting the wellbeing of its pupils in order t...

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Pupil referral unit recognised for pupils' wellbeing focus

Pupil referral unit recognised for pupils' wellbeing focus

7th October 2021

A North Somerset school has been named as a Thrive Ambassador School for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils in order to support their social and emotional development Voy...

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Second award for Romford primary as staff celebrate

Second award for Romford primary as staff celebrate "positive impact" of Thrive

11th August 2021

A Romford primary school has been named as a Thrive Ambassador School with a second area of expertise for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils, helping to prevent m...

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Pupils

Pupils "calm and ready to learn" as Regency High crowned Ambassador

2nd August 2021

A Worcester special school has been named as a Thrive Ambassador School for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils in order to prevent mental health issues.  Regency High...

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The Thrive Ambassador School Scheme recognises Somerset primary pledge

The Thrive Ambassador School Scheme recognises Somerset primary pledge

20th July 2021

A North Somerset primary school has been named as a Thrive Ambassador School for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils in order to prevent mental health issues. St And...

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Lowestoft school gratified to witness the direct impact of embedding Thrive

Lowestoft school gratified to witness the direct impact of embedding Thrive

18th June 2021

A Lowestoft primary school has been named as a Thrive Ambassador School with two areas of expertise for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils in order to prevent mental health...

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Assistant Headteacher of Hillcroft Primary overwhelmed to learn of award

Assistant Headteacher of Hillcroft Primary overwhelmed to learn of award

15th June 2021

Surrey primary school wins awards for its focus on pupils' mental wellbeing A school in Caterham, Surrey, has been named as a thrive ambassador school with two areas of expertise for the role it play...

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"Understanding pupils' core needs" brings recognition for Newham school

15th June 2021

Kaizen Primary School has been named as the first Thrive Ambassador School in Newham for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils in order to prevent mental health issues. The...

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Griffins Schools Trust school named as Thrive Ambassador School

Griffins Schools Trust school named as Thrive Ambassador School

27th May 2021

A Worcester primary school has been named as a Thrive Ambassador School with four areas of expertise for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils, helping to prevent ment...

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Success in 4 categories for Llarharen Primary school

Success in 4 categories for Llarharen Primary school

22nd March 2021

A Rhondda Cynon Taf primary school has been named as a Thrive Ambassador School with four areas of expertise for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils, helping to

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Pupils now

Pupils now "better able to learn" as Cardiff primary scoops double award

9th March 2021

Cardiff Primary School wins double award for its focus on pupils' mental wellbeing Thrive's Ambassador Schools scheme has been launched as a way of recognising excellence in the way schools use Thr...

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Award for focus on pupils' mental health handed to Highfields Primary in Essex

Award for focus on pupils' mental health handed to Highfields Primary in Essex

21st October 2020

A Manningtree primary school has been named as a Thrive Ambassador School for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils in order to prevent mental health issues. Highfields Primary...

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