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Eggbuckland Vale Primary School & Nursery

Thinkers and Learners

Emotional Needs Support Information

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. Please visit their website if you would like to learn more about it or come in and talk to Mrs Baker (SENCo), Miss Burgess (Assistant SENCo) Mrs Leary (ELSA) or Mrs Bird (ELSA).


As part of our adoption of the Thrive Approach, we carry out assessments of whole classes and individual children in relation to their social and emotional development. This assessment is automatically analysed, providing indicators of any particular areas for development and support. The results are used to guide the teacher or other adult as to the activities and teaching that would be useful for that class or child.