Parkgate Primary School

Opening the Gate to Success


Parkgate Primary School


Thrive is a therapeutic approach to help support children with their emotional and social development.


The Thrive approach offers practical strategies and techniques and is built around online assessments which identify children’s emotional development and provides action plans for their individual needs.

Research has shown that how we behave is linked to how we feel and our emotions are linked to how we learn. By teaching children to recognise and notice these feelings and emotions it can help with their development and learning. 
Children at times may need some extra support with their emotional development and this can be temporary or over a longer period of time.

Thrive promotes their emotional and social growth by building positive relationships between a child and their peers and this helps them explore and understand their feelings through various activities.



We are pleased to be working alongside Thrive Education to host courses in the coming academic year.  

Courses are listed below and can be booked directly through the following link...

Free Awareness Session

An Introduction to the Thrive Approach to help every child access learning.

Current brain science shows that for many young people in school, their stress management, emotional regulation and seeking /exploring systems are not yet sufficiently developed for them to access learning. The Thrive Approach has been developed to address these needs. It equips staff to see and understand behaviour as communication and it gives them the tools and techniques to support the emotional and social development needed to access learning.

Mon 23rd September 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Course code: PA6150

Practitioner Course: Adolescent Years

Learn to work effectively with Adolescent young people as an every child approach, especially vulnerable young people with disruptive and troubling behaviour, to help build their resilience, enhance emotional wellbeing that underpins good mental health and thereby improve academic attainment.


Tue 19th November 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm

Wed 20th November 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm

Mon 9th December 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tue 10th December 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm

Mon 20th January 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tue 21st January 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm

Wed 5th February 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm

Thu 6th February 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tue 10th March 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm

Wed 11th March 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm

Course code: PA6028

Working with Children who are Adopted or in Long-term Foster Care

A one CPD day course to help Thrive Practitioners understand emotional turbulence that many adopted and long-term fostered children manage daily and how to support them in school.

Tue 8th October 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm

Course code: PA5803