The Thrive Approach

What does it take to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning? Recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development have provided some of the answers to this question.

The Thrive Approach draws on insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. In particular, the Approach equips you to work in a targeted way with children and young people who have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning.


At Upton Cross ACE Academy, we have 3 Thrive trained practioners and also our whole staff have had training on the Thrive Approach. As a small school, we are all aware of the techniques and welcome this approach in our everyday practice. 


Qualified Thrive Practioners:

Amy Dyer

Chris Smith

Fiona Rowe