At St Mary’s we are committed to developing the emotional resilience and social development of the children we work with. Supporting and helping enable them to cope with life’s emotional ‘ups and downs’.

We actively work to provide children with strategies for their ‘stress management systems’. We educate them on what happens to our brains and bodies when we are hit with emotional stresses and how this can affect our behaviour and thinking.

Emotional resilience is promoted across the whole school by use of ‘bubble time’ in the classrooms, a school worry box and a whole school and individual Thrive approach.

Thrive is based on and around current neuroscience, attachment theory, child development and behaviour strategies.

All staff working alongside our children have undergone Thrive training and here at St Mary’s Mrs Leahy and Mrs Trengove are our Thrive Practitioners. Mrs Leahy is the Thrive Lead across the Pioneer Federation.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Thrive lead Mrs Leahy via the school office.