Mrs Harris is our Licensed Thrive Practitioner

Please speak to her if you have any questions about the Thrive Approach

or visit the Thrive website at:

What is Thrive?

At Bungay Primary we are committed to providing excellent social and emotional support for all children in our school community and the Thrive Approach plays a pivotal role in this.

Thrive is a therapeutic approach which identifies developmental social and emotional needs. It was created using up to date neuroscience, attachment theory and child development research.

Through an online assessment tool, Thrive Online, a child’s needs are identified and targeted activities and strategies are planned quickly. These provide repeated, preventative and reparation experiences designed specifically to build social and emotional resilience and awareness. This improves children's self esteem, well being and develops their social and emotional communication skills, all necessary for children to be engaged, creative and empathetic learners in school and as members of their wider community, now and in their future.

Where do Thrive interventions take place?

The Diamond Room

In this creative and motivating environment children may be using the sensory sand, dark den for relaxation and meditation, role play area, arts and crafts materials, painting and junk model making resources, our lovely book corner for therapeutic stories, construction resources, problem solving materials and games.

The practitioner will be focused on providing a safe, supportive, fun and empathetic experience for the child and building trusting relationships. This gives the child the opportunity to express themselves and their sometimes overwhelming emotions in a safe and supportive environment.

Although the children will participate in individual or group interventions with Mrs Harris in The Diamond Room, we also take our interventions outside onto the climbing frames and trim trail equipment and into our nature area enjoying forest school activities with Butterflies of Britain.

Learning how to work together safely to use saws and hammers, problem solve and plan to create a fantastic Diamond Bug Hotel for our school nature area. The children worked incredibly hard to be resilient in the face of learning new skills and enjoyed celebrating as they grew in confidence and ability.

Den Building

Fire Lighting and Safety

Children’s progress is monitored and assessed regularly and as they work through their developmental gaps they gradually build a stronger and more resilient foundation of social and emotional well being.

Take a look at the Thrive animation below to gain further insight.

Thrive animation

How can you support your child using the Thrive Approach?

Mrs Harris will contact you to arrange an appointment to discuss your child's needs and what strategies and activities will be planned to best support them. Your participation in the Thrive process is important and will ensure consistency in the approaches between home and school.

Click on the link below to reach the parents and carers page on the Thrive website.

Read about activities and strategies you can use now through the FREE Thrive-Online Parent Toolkit.