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Ysgol Hen Felin

Ysgol Hen Felin

Wellbeing Interventions


The Thrive Approach is a systematic approach to the identification of emotional development needs in individuals. It uses arts and play-based activities which promotes a positive sense of self. The Thrive Approach integrates arts and creativity to support children’s emotional and social development. We want to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning. The approach equips you to work in a targeted way with children and young people who have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning. The Thrive Approach uses a developmental model to help us understand how we develop socially and emotionally from birth through to adulthood. The role of adults should be in facilitating a child’s development at each of the different stages. You choose appropriate, targeted interventions designed to meet those needs.

We currently have 3 members of staff who are ‘Thrive Licensed Practitioners’ and are developing a designated room for Thrive in the school. 


Is the method of physical intervention in operation in YHF approved by the Local Education Authority and the Governing body. It is our duty of care as a school that in extreme circumstances it is necessary for staff, trained in Team Teach, to use physical intervention for the safety of all pupils. Parents will be informed immediately if any intervention has taken place and the school will follow the correct polices and procedures. 

Manual Handling

We attach great importance to the health and safety of employees, children and young people. The primary intention of our policy on the Moving and Handling of Pupils and Young people have Special Educational Needs or mobility needs is to prevent employees, pupils and young people getting hurt. All staff have relevant up to date training which is updated annually.