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The THRIVE Approach

Every child needs to feel valued, involved and appreciated.

Thrive helps our staff prepare our pupils for life’s emotional ups and downs.

The THRIVE approach provides staff with specialist skills and knowledge and gives them a wide range of strategies to support pupil’s differing and sometimes challenging behaviour. As a result, our pupils become more self-assured and ready to engage with life and learning.

THRIVE is based on neuroscience and attachment research and helps adults understand pupils' behaviours as communication.

THRIVE places great importance on the relationship between children and significant adults (parents, carers, school staff etc.) and by using the THRIVE strategies we can enhance this relationship which will:

  • help a child get ready to learn;
  • enhance their learning;
  • build positive relationships between a child and his/her peers;
  • improve their attainment.

We currently have 12 members of staff who have either completed or are working towards their 10 day licensed practitioners certification.

For further details about how we are using THRIVE at Trinity Fields then please contact Tracey McGuirk, Deputy Headteacher.

Alternatively you can check the information on the THRIVE website:


Links with United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC):

Article 3 (Best interests of the child): The best interests of children must be the primary concern in making decisions that may affect them. All adults should do what is best for children.

Article 12 (Respect for the views of the child): When adults are making decisions that affect children, children have the right to say what they think should happen and have their opinions taken into account.

Article 23 (Children with disabilities): Children who have any kind of disability have the right to special care and support, as well as all the rights in the Convention, so that they can live full and independent lives.

Article 28 (Right to education): All children have the right to a primary education; young people should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education of which they are capable.

Article 29 (Goals of education): Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest.

Contact Us Heading

Trinity Fields School & Resource Centre
Caerphilly Road
Ystrad Mynach
CF82 7XW
Tel: 01443 866000 Fax: 866045