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Campsmount Academy

Thrive at Campsmount

We recognise that, for some children, school is not always an easy experience.  Children occasionally face social and emotional challenges which can impact on their learning.

The Thrive Approach believes that every child needs to feel that they belong, that they matter, and that they are valued for their unique qualities.  Like all of us at some point in our lives, children face challenges that knock them off course. What is needed is understanding and support to get them back on track.  With this in mind we have introduced a Thrive room within Campsmount. The dedicated Thrive room will allow us to work closely with school staff, external agencies, famiCampsmount Thrive Roomlies, parents, carers and students in an inviting, safe and relaxing environment with a caring ear when needed. We're able to work with students and families to support children in school and to alleviate any concerns.

The Thrive Approach is used at Campsmount to teach students:

  • what their behaviour means
  • new ways of responding
  • ways to reshape their stress
  • management systems
  • how to improve their emotional resilience
  • increased emotional literacy
  • greater ability to engage with life and learning

How does it work at Campsmount?

The Thrive approach is a way of assessing and supporting children’s emotional and social development. These assessments can then be used to provide personalised programmes for classes, groups and individuals. 

Every child will be supported through the school-wide Thrive approach. An initial assessment will enable class teachers to identify particular topics to work on, such as how to have different opinions without falling out or how to recognise when someone is unhappy or upset.

Children who need more support will meet regularly with a trained Thrive practitioner in small groups or one-to-one, to focus on their learning needs together.

With the support of Thrive, we will work with parents to help children and young people to:

  • Feel good about themselves
  • Know that they matter
  • Become more resilient and resourceful
  • Have a positive place in society
  • Form trusting, rewarding relationships
  • Be creative
  • Be compassionate and empathetic
  • Be thoughtful and self-aware
  • Be productive
  • Be able to overcome difficulties and setbacks

Should you have any further questions regarding Thrive approach at Campsmount please speak to any of our trained practitioners by contacting school:Thrive staff

  • Jenny Parkinson (Deputy Safeguarding Officer)
  • Sally Simpson (Learning Mentor Manager)
  • Nina Scott (Learning Mentor)
  • Debbie Young (Learning Support Assistant)

Many students have already benefited from and continue to benefit from the Thrive approach with a very positive and successful result.

If you want to know more about Thrive, please visit the Thrive Approach website or speak to Jenny Parkinson in school who will be happy to help you.