At Norton Hill Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
We aim to:
We know that children need to feel safe and happy at school in order to make progress in their lessons and to fulfil their potential. At Norton Hill Primary, we use the Thrive Approach across the whole school to support the children as they learn to think about their emotions, choices and friendships so that they are able to develop into confident, skilful young people who enjoy learning and respect each other.
The Thrive approach offers practical strategies and techniques and is built around online assessments which identify children’s emotional development and provides action plans for their individual needs. In the same way we offer additional support for children who are finding literacy or maths challenging, Mrs Howard supports children who need more targeted intervention when something has knocked them off track emotionally or to improve their behaviour.
The session may be on an individual basis or as part of a small group of children. During each session there will be an activity which may include:
Arts and crafts
Movement and relaxation
Hand and foot massage
Cooking and preparing food
Role play and puppet work
For more information about the Thrive approach see the website: www.thriveapproach.co.uk or contact Mrs R Howard