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"Learning Together for an Exciting Future"


At Malvern Parish Primary School we have adopted a nurturing approach in order to support our pupils and families. In attempting to enhance the support provided, we have invested in the Thrive programme and now have Mrs Drinkwater and Mrs Steen as our fully qualified Thrive practitioners.

There may be many reasons why children experience gaps in their emotional development, and Thrive is a programme designed to help plug these gaps and ensure children are able to access their learning. The programme uses our knowledge and understanding of the children to help us provide the appropriate individual support. This support will include a combination of sensory and creative activities and the development of a positive relationship in school with a key adult. Some children will have long term involvement in the programme and others may only need to participate for a short time.

We have created an inviting, safe, relaxing environment in our Thrive room and many pupils have benefited from and continue to benefit from the Thrive approach with positive and successful outcomes.

Thrive is becoming embedded throughout our school with all staff adopting the ethos and we will continue to develop the programme building on its early success.

We also offer Flourish, our Thrive lunchtime club for children who access Thrive sessions with Mrs Steen. This is the chance to play games, have a quiet space and talk to an emotionally available adult.

If anyone feels they would like further information about the programme, please do not hesitate to contact school and ask to speak to Mrs Drinkwater.