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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.

This course takes place over the course of 12 weeks with weekly 3-hour webinars and e-learning activities e-learning activities which take approximately 2 hours a week. This enables a gradual building of knowledge, skills and professional relationships.

In order to maintain their licensed status, Thrive Practitioners are required to undertake annual CPD to refresh practice, sustain and update knowledge and skills.

Practitioners also have access to regular podcasts e.g. Reframing 'challenging' behaviour - and putting mental wellbeing at the heart of the curriculum.

Experienced Practitioners with a proven ability to deliver CPD have the opportunity to train as Thrive Trainers which enables to the programme to become self-sustaining within MATs or clusters of schools as it has in GLF schools.