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Welcome to Chiltern Primary School

‘Making Learning Irresistible’

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We are delighted to confirm that we have embraced 'Thrive' in our setting. 


The Thrive Approach
Thrive helps adults prepare children and young people for life's emotional ups and downs. Thrive is rigorous, targeted and measured. The Thrive Approach has been created by a multi-agency team who have worked with staff in education and care settings since 1994.


What's involved?
Thrive-Online is a simple-to-use program that provides:

  • Whole group profiling
  • Individual profiling/assessment
  • Tailored action-planning
  • Progress monitoring and reviewing
  • Measured outcome


Who is Thrive for?

It is useful for all children, as it sets out the age-appropriate developmental tasks of children. This knowledge can be used to shape provisions to make best use of life's learning opportunities. This enhances their emotional and social skills, improves their emotional well-being, and develops their emotional literacy. It also helps those children who are vulnerable and challenged who have strong emotions and struggle with some social situations. It can benefit those children who suddenly experience hurtful, shocking, strange, or traumatic life events, such as a bereavement, a parent's redundancy, a depressive episode in a close relative, or the death of a grandparent. When these life events happen, we all return to our most basic needs. By using the 'Thrive' approach, ensures that as a school we are meeting our mission statement of 'Making Learning Irresistible' by ensuring that all children have the tools they need to be 'Ready to Learn'. 

Meet our Thrive Licensed Practitioner

Steph Chillmaid is a Thrive Licensed Practitioner. She is one of the individuals in the UK, licensed to practice the Thrive Approach in a school setting with children aged from 4 to 11.


The Thrive Approach is about developing emotional resilience in children. It places well-being at the centre of learning, enabling one to truly thrive – both emotionally and academically.


As a Thrive Licensed Practitioner, Steph Chillmaid is equipped with the knowledge, tools and techniques to:

  • Recognise if your child has gaps in their social and emotional development;
  • Create a detailed, age-appropriate Thrive Action Plan to support the child and (if relevant) the family;
  • Develop strategies to reduce anxiety and boost resilience, trust, and a willingness to learn. 


For more information about Thrive, please contact Steph via the school office or through email at [email protected]

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