Thrive Practitioner Required: Highbridge, Somerset


Location: Sedgemoor Manor School, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4NP

Priory Group Division: Education & Children’s Services

Vacancy Type: Permanent – Full Time

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Hours: Monday – Friday, approx 39 hours per week, term time only

Reference: PRI29876


Sedgemoor Manor School is a specialist day school registered for 45 young people who have needs associated with a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum/SPLD and are aged between 10 and 18 years.

Our tailored approach means we are able to support young people with a wide range of learning difficulties.

We accept that young people who are referred to us may have previously experienced a ‘cycle of failure’ and our aim is to have a transformational impact on their lives by them experiencing a ‘culture of success’.

We support all young people to achieve successful outcomes so that they can progress to experience fulfilling and rewarding lives.

We offer bespoke packages of education and therapy for our young people.

We strongly believe that some individuals will always struggle to ‘fit in’ to existing structures and will only thrive when their provision is tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.

We warmly welcome our students into our community, which is underpinned by a culture of outstanding relationships, nurture and unconditional high regard.

We are proud to offer a broad range of on-site therapy. Our therapy team includes a Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Counsellor/Art Therapist, Mindfulness Coach and we are embedding the Thrive Approach across the school

The role will involve:-

  • Developing, leading and modelling Thrive approaches in the school
  • Providing staff training on the Thrive approach
  • Completing assessments and reviews of students within the school
  • Keeping clear records of action plans and progress over time
  • Liaising and working within the Therapy Team to ensure an integrated approach to supporting students within the school
  • Working closely with parents to ensure they are aware of support within school and any additional support that they could be offering outside of school
  • Supporting those students who are not ready to learn within the classroom environment and may require a high level of nurture in their learning pathway
  • Leading a small group of staff
  • Integrate any other approaches such as family Thrive, Thera Play, ELSA when appropriate
  • Providing quality first teaching strategies to teachers.

The successful candidate will have:-

  • Relevant Thrive and Theraplay qualifications
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Thrive Practitioner/Lead and evidence of embedding a culture of Thrive through the development of the staff team
  • Experience of developing the Thrive approach across a range of provisions and key stages
  • Experience in Thrive training.References

    For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

    Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.


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