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Lakeside Primary School

Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HR

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'At Lakeside we are PROUD to THRIVE'

The Thrive Approach is used at Lakeside to focus upon children's emotional well-being. It offers practical strategies and skills that are built around assessments which identify children’s emotional development. Our qualified and highly experienced Thrive practitioners provide action plans for individual, small group and whole class needs. The sessions may take the form of small groups and one to one opportunities.

Children may experience challenging situations during their time at school. These may include:

  • friendship or family issues,
  • classroom behaviour,
  • managing and regulating strong feelings.

Our Thrive sessions may include the following activities:

  • storytelling,
  • circle games,
  • arts and crafts,
  • sand play,
  • movement and relaxation,
  • role play and puppet work
  • games.

With Thrive, our purpose is to support the Lakeside School vision of encouraging children to think for themselves, show initiative, gain confidence and to show tolerance and awareness of others

For more information about the Thrive approach contact our Thrive practitioners (Miss Sarah Rees or Ms. Katie Blackwell) or see the Thrive website.

A Parental Guide to Thrive

Trailblazer Programme | Mental Health Support Teams in Schools

We are delighted that our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new, national programme to help make mental health support for children and young people more available when they need it.

We are one of 72 schools from Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean to work with the NHS in Gloucestershire to introduce Mental Health Support Teams into schools.

We hope that these teams will provide valuable support to our pupils to help them with life’s ups and down, for example, with issues such as anxiety, friendship concerns, exam stress and challenging behaviour.

This may involve group work and/or individual, one-to-one support, either at school or elsewhere. Where appropriate, the Mental Health Support Team will also link up with the specialist mental health services in Gloucestershire. They will also support parents and teachers to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties.

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to make a referral to the service, please contact either Mr Jordan or Miss Hinch

Links to local services 

Trailblazers Privacy Notice May 2021
THRIVE Summer Activities

These are new and look good to do during the holidays.

Pastoral Support Tiers
Graduated Response to Mental Health
A useful guide for parents in need of support