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GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

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Adolescent Thrive Practitioner Course

The Adolescent Thrive Practitioner Course trains Practitioners specific strategies and activities to improve outcomes for all children by helping them to self-regulate, become more confident, happy and emotionally intelligent. It enables schools to build the foundations for good mental health. It is a particularly useful tool to support transition from Y6 to Y7. Numerous case studies show the impact of using Thrive to support vulnerable young people who have e.g. Adverse Childhood Experiences or disruptive discharge or defence behaviours. As they become emotionally ready to learn their attendance and academic outcomes also improve and exclusions decline.

Our trainers recommend that, where possible, at least two Practitioners are trained in each school to support each other. Delegates need to be selected carefully and be given protected time to attend the course and complete weekly course work which involves working with an individual and a small group and online learning.

Schools will need to ensure that the correct number of site licenses for Thrive Online are purchased directly though Thrive prior to the course beginning. This is usually a minimum of 150 licences in a Secondary School to allow for Year 7s to be assessed after transition to their new setting.

Information and the contact number to do this can be found here: 


Course Dates: 

All sessions will be on a via Zoom from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Our trainers recommend that where there are occasional weeks without training the delegates are allowed protected course work time rather than being used in class.

Session Adolescent Practitioner
(Secondary Schools)
Pre-course learning 20.10.21
1 3.11.21
2 10.11.21
3 17.11.21
4 24.11.21
5 1.12.21
6 8.12.21
7 19.1.22
8 26.1.22
9 2.2.22
10 23.2.22
11 2.3.22
12 9.3.22

Please note 100% attendance is a requirement of accrediting a Practitioner. An additional optional date for mentoring will be offered in January if needed.