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Wednesday 26th May 2021, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Mary Newell: Assistant Head: Pupil Wellbeing & Engagement 

Charlotte Bartlett: Phase 3 Lead and Thrive Practitioner 


Workshop Objectives

If a school wants to improve the behaviour and academic performance of its pupils, it should, first and foremost, focus on their happiness and wellbeing.

When you ask parents what they want for their children, most parents’ answer will be, ‘I want them to be happy’. We as adults want the same thing for ourselves. In fact, all humans ultimately want to be happy.


We know that managing our social and emotional wellbeing can have a significant impact on our happiness and health. Therefore, schools should prioritise teaching children and young people the skills to enhance and manage their emotional wellbeing and to develop resilience.  


Through this session, we will share some practical strategies to support pupils with their emotional wellbeing. We will also talk about the impact that consistent, nurturing relationships between staff and pupils has had on our whole school setting.


We currently use the Thrive approach which is based on established neuroscience, attachment theory and child development. The Thrive Approach provides training and an online profiling and action-planning tool to equip school staff and parents with the knowledge, insights and resources needed to develop relationships that help children and young people to flourish and learn. We will share the impact that the Thrive Approach has had in our setting.


Key themes of the session will include:

  • Behaviour as communication

  • Understanding attachment and trauma

  • Identifying children who may have gaps in their emotional development

  • Relationship and reparative strategies at the centre

  • Developing intervention strategies and activities to support them

  • Ensuring your environment caters to pupils’ wellbeing needs

Target Audience

Tier 2 courses are for experienced teaching staff (including HLTAs, teachers and school leaders) seeking to further their skills and knowledge of teaching practices in SEN settings, or those seeking opportunities for career progression. It is not suitable for trainee teachers.


£10 per delegate. 

FREE to all KsENT schools 


Webinar to be hosted Via Zoom


Booking Procedure

Participants MUST book a place in order to attend. To book a place please click here

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 12th May 2021