We Embrace Thrive


We are so happy to receive our new Thrive Approach award!

'Thrive Ambassador School with Excellence in Environment'

We feel honoured to receive this wonderful ambassador award in recognition of embedding the Thrive Approach in everything we do at Maylands. Nurturing children’s emotional well-being and teaching them to manage and regulate overwhelming feelings will help them to become successful learners and build happy friendships.


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Consenting to allow Thrive Approach support for your child - the 'opt-out' approach:

Thrive Assessments & Action Plans

At Drapers’ Maylands Primary we are using Thrive-Online® to help us identify what aspects of the social and emotional curriculum we need to focus on for each class/group of pupils. We use this to adapt how and what we teach to best meet the needs that are indicated.


We also use Thrive-Online to assess and develop action plans for individual children. This ensures the staff working with them understand their individual needs and are able to meet these most effectively. We would like to assess and develop an individual action plan for your child to support them better and, before doing so, would like to tell you how we do this:


  • A Thrive assessment is carried out. This involves school staff assessing the positive display of important social and emotional skills from an individual child or small group of children and then determining the frequency and confidence of the skills being exhibited. The assessment is based on the normal daily observation of school staff. It does not involve the child directly responding to questions or having to experience being assessed.


  • Minimal personal data will be gathered relating to your child in order to carry out the Thrive assessment and action plan. This may include contact details, date of birth and information relating to your child’s learning and behaviour at school.


  • Your child’s information will be reviewed by Thrive trained staff in school and an automated process will assist with the development of an action plan specifically tailored to the needs of your child.  The actual plan will be created by individuals from within the school.


  • Where there are other professionals and services involved, or required, for the best support of the child and/or family, it may be of benefit to share the Thrive action plan and profile. We will always inform you and gain your consent prior to information being shared. Typically, this could include speech and language therapy, CAMHs provision, social care, educational psychology or other provision from the appropriate local authority, although this is not an exhaustive list.


Information gathered in the Thrive assessment will be stored in secure computer systems and anonymous statistical information will be created. The data will be deleted in accordance with the school's data retention policy.

The school will only use any personal data collected for the purposes detailed above, the education of your child in accordance with the law and in accordance with its privacy policy. The online tool is provided by Thrive who will process data on behalf of the school.  If you agree in the future, personal data may also be shared by the school with other organisations who may provide support to your child. 


As outlined in the SEN Code of Practice (2014) this additional support falls into the Social, Emotional 

and Mental Health (SEMH) category of need. Therefore, your child will be included on the SEN  

register while they receive this support. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact the  

school SENDCO. 


Safe Holding

Safe holding is vital to helping a child to contain their emotions because most children’s earliest experiences of distress are made manageable if they receive some form of physical touch. Research shows that the better the quality of the relationship between participants, the greater the impact on emotional regulation. In Context to Thrive, this means that touch provided through safe holding provides an important means by which trained practitioners can support children to regulate their emotions and thereby build a more effective stress-regulation system. Safe holding is a developmentally appropriate and necessary response that meets their emotional needs for emotional and physical containment. More detail can be found on our school website.


If you object to your child being assessed in this way, contact the school office to opt-out.



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Maylands Thrive Case Study 2024