Elementa has a network of professionally qualified trainers who deliver INSET courses and Independently accredited courses in setting from Nursery through to Further Education.
Our courses include Thrive, Team Teach, BehaviourSelf, First Aid & Makaton.
Ali Martin is a Thrive Trainer and Behaviour Consultant.
What does it take to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning? Recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development have provided some of the answers to this question.
The Thrive Approach draws on insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. In addition, the Approach can equip you to work in a targeted way with children and young people who may have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning. Bringing emotional and social learning to the forefront of education.
In the Thrive Approach we use a developmental model to help us understand how we develop socially and emotionally from birth through to adulthood. This model gives us a framework for understanding what healthy child development looks like in terms of behaviour and learning and clarifies what the role of adults should be in facilitating a child’s development at each of the different stages. In addition, the model gives us a lens through which to look at and interpret children’s behaviour, enabling us to identify the particular developmental needs being signalled by their behaviour and to choose appropriate, targeted interventions designed to meet those needs.
“Ali’s training and expertise has been invaluable in helping to develop my understanding and implementation of Thrive, ACES and attachment awareness. Through her training we have been able to develop an immersive thrive setting in which the most vulnerable of children are able to make progress in a safe, happy and engaging environment- I can’t recommend her support enough!”
Lead teacher ALP Bristol
“Using the Thrive Approach to learning Ali has supported us with many of our most vulnerable students. She is more than equipped to understand children and young people of all ages, effortlessly helping them to manage their emotions and understand the strong sensations they encounter as they go through life. The training I received was outstanding….Ali just naturally gets it!”
EG Learning Mentor – South Gloucester Secondary School
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