Lakeside Primary School

Thrive & Pastoral Care


Home - The Thrive Approach to social and emotional wellbeing

For any child to achieve their full potential, they first need to feel grounded in a sense of safety and happiness. The Thrive Approach is used at Lakeside to focus upon children's emotional well-being. It offers practical strategies and skills that are built around assessments which identify children’s emotional development. Our qualified and highly experienced Thrive practitioners provide action plans for individual, small group and whole class needs. The sessions may take the form of small groups and one to one opportunities.

Children may experience challenging situations during their time at school. These may include:

  • friendship or family issues,
  • classroom behaviour,
  • managing and regulating strong feelings.

Our Thrive sessions may include the following activities:

  • storytelling,
  • circle games,
  • arts and crafts,
  • sand play,
  • movement and relaxation,
  • role play and puppet work
  • games.

With Thrive, our purpose is to support the Lakeside School vision of encouraging children to think for themselves, show initiative, gain confidence and to show tolerance and awareness of others

For more information about the Thrive approach contact our Thrive practitioners (Mr Timpson & Miss Rees) or see the Thrive website.


Useful links and resources
  • Click here for a link to local mental health services in Gloucestershire
  • A parent guide to Thrive is available here
  • A guide to the Thrive pastoral support tiers is available here
  • Our graduated mental health response flowchart is available here
  • A helpful parenting support leaflet is available here


Thrive activities for parents (children up to 7 years old)

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Thrive activities for parents (children up to 11 years old)

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Thrive School Holiday Resources