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Short Business Description: We bring into print the words of some of the UK’s most inspiring and entertaining educational speakers, thinkers, innovators, practitioners and, yes, let’s use that word, mavericks.
Long Business Description:

As we like to say at Independent Thinking, 25 years old this year, we use our words.

Whether it’s through speaking to children, students, teachers, school leaders and more the world over, or through our award-winning books and resources, we aim to use those words to reassure educators everywhere that there is always another way.

No matter what they tell you.

Independent Thinking is unique in a number of ways, especially in our collaboration with Crown House Publishing to create the Independent Thinking Press. Through this cooperation, we bring into print the words of some of the UK’s most inspiring and entertaining educational speakers, thinkers, innovators, practitioners and, yes, let’s use that word, mavericks.

It’s not our job to tell you what to do – the clue’s in the name – but rather to take your brain for a walk and to help you see yourself, them, education and the world with new eyes, new enthusiasm and new possibilities.

That way education moves forward and does so with people, not data, at its heart.

I do hope you enjoy our words, however you come across them.

We can’t do it without you.

Ian Gilbert, Founder of Independent Thinking Ltd.

Business Website Address: Independent Thinking Press
Business Website Address: Crown House Publishing
Business Phone Number: 01267 211345
Business Phone Number: 01267211880
Business Fax: 01267211882
Thrive®
Short Business Description: The Thrive Approach® is a specific way of working with children and young people that supports their healthy social and emotional development by interpreting the underlying needs signalled by their behaviour. Thrive is underpinned by an online profiling and action-planning tool and experiential training.
Long Business Description:

At Thrive® we promote the social and emotional development of children and young people by helping adults know how to be and what to do in relationship with them. Thrive provides this support via training and an online profiling and action-planning tool.

The Thrive Approach® is a specific way of working with all children and young people that supports their social and emotional wellbeing. It draws on established neuroscience, attachment theory and child development to provide a systematic approach to the early identification of emotional and social developmental needs in children and young people. The Approach also provides targeted strategies and activities to enable differentiated provision to be put in place quickly by the adults working most closely with them.

Thrive training helps professionals to understand what healthy child development looks like in terms of behaviour and learning, and to be able to recognise what a child or young person’s more worrying behaviour may be communicating. The Thrive Approach will clarify the role of adults in helping to facilitate healthy development at different stages, from early years through to adolescence. The training will enable staff to develop whole-class curriculum plans that underpin right-time development, as well as providing targeted interventions for individual pupils identified as needing additional support.

An integral element of the Thrive Approach is Thrive-Online® (TOL) – Practitioners cannot implement Thrive without it. The online platform provides a profiling tool that, ideally, is used for whole groups/classes, screening pupils against age-related expectations. This will identify any pupils who may require additional targeted support. TOL provides class action plans for right-time development, drawing on curriculum strategies and teaching suggestions, as well as more detailed individual actions plans to meet specific needs. The individual child action plans can be drawn up for staff in the setting as well as for parents at home. TOL then enables you to monitor progress, attainment and attendance, charting this for individuals, groups and whole settings, and where appropriate across a number of settings.

To embed the Thrive Approach in a setting for optimal impact, we recommend that a designated member of the Senior Leadership Team attends the SLT two-day training course, at least one member of staff completes the Thrive Licenced Practitioner course (10-days over two to three terms) and all staff attend a three-hour Whole-School Induction session. To retain the Licence, the Thrive Practitioner is required to attend one continuing professional development (CPD) session per year and be actively using Thrive-Online for profiling and assessment.

Business Website Address: Thrive®
Business Website Address: Thrive®
Business Phone Number: 01392797555
Business Phone Number: 01392797555