Conifers Thrive Base
The THRIVE base is a small nurture base intervention for the children in our school who need additional help with their social and emotional needs. The THRIVE base is a short term intervention. The children in the base have a balance of curriculum work and THRIVE intervention using the ‘THRIVE Approach’. This includes using the THRIVE online assessment and development tool to create individual action plans.
The aim of the THRIVE base is to provide a therapeutic teaching and intervention programme to support children with their social and emotional difficulties. The base is managed and led by a trained THRIVE Licensed Practitioner and additional support staff.
The children attend the THRIVE base for 3 full time days (Mon-Wed) and then they spend Thursday and Friday in their classroom with their teacher, supported by THRIVE base staff.
Thrive Room staff 2020 - 2021
Donna Newport (THRIVE Licensed Practitioner)
Kim Chapman (THRIVE Base Lead)
Lyndsey Stavrianos (Thrive Support Assistant)
A day in the THRIVE base
The children are welcomed every morning into the base by the THRIVE base staff and the adults and children sit together to have breakfast. The day is then organised around learning tasks, sensory breaks, social experiences and activities linked to their individual THRIVE action plans. The learning tasks are planned weekly around a topic theme which also incorporates Maths and English work.
The children’s social and emotional development is assessed using the THRIVE online assessment tool. Children have a baseline assessment on entry to the base and then ongoing every half term.
The children’s assessment of learning is in line with the whole school assessment policy and updated each half term through a review meeting between THRIVE base staff and the class teacher.
Attendance and exclusion data is also collected each half term and monitored.
Parents and carers are encouraged to have daily contact with THRIVE base. Parents and carers are also invited to attend a weekly activity afternoon to engage in play and fun learning activities with their child.
THRIVE base staff attend the school parent’s evenings with the class teacher to discuss progress and targets and a THRIVE report forms part of the whole school report at the end of the academic year.
How does a child get a place in the THRIVE base?
The school has a strict referral process for a THRIVE base place and all children are assessed by a range of professionals prior to their placement. As part of the referral process, advice and information is gathered from:
Behaviour Support Service
Information from the class teacher
Information shared by the SENCo
School THRIVE base staff
Home visits to talk to parents/carers by the THRIVE room staff
Observations of the children in the classroom by the THRIVE room staff
Once all the information has been gathered, the THRIVE base referral form is completed and a decision is made by the SLT.
An induction programme is then put into place to induct the child into the THRIVE base.
Termly Teaching and Learning Topic Plans