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The Thrive Approach

The Thrive Approach

Kent Test Tuition

What is The Thrive Approach?

THE Thrive Approach 

The Thrive Approach is a specific way of working with all children and young people that helps to develop their social and emotional wellbeing, enabling them to engage with life and learning.

Kent GCSE Tuition

How Does it Work?

The Thrive Approach

Our licensed Thrive Practitioners use the Thrive-Online tool. Thrive-Online enables practitioners to gather and apply data relating to pupils’ social and emotional development.

A-Level Tuition

What  Does Tuition Extra Do?

The Thrive Approach

We create individual detailed action plans, with a raft of strategies and age-appropriate activities included in lessons that will support social and emotional development – building resilience.

How our Tutors utilise Thrive

The Thrive Approach 

100% of students on the Tuition Extra Thrive course progress socially and emotionally, resulting in reparative resilience.

Teaching and training our staff in utilising the THRIVE Approach is paramount to improving student engagement. Once a child has emotional needs met their academic focus improves, our tutors have found there are fewer disruptions during tuition. The Thrive Approach has been developed in such a way that all students can achieve their full potential!

The Impact of Thrive

Thrive activities: How we incorporate Thrive 

The Thrive Approach  

By focusing on play and kinaesthetic activities, our THRIVE Practitioners play side-by-side with our young people, increasing their social tolerance and emotional resilience. Children and young people have the freedom to explore, experiment, and through sensory stimulation, which is fantastic for brain and memory development, strength and motor skills. Play encourages communication and turn-taking; there is no right or wrong way to play, and the THRIVE approach ensures vulnerable or distressed children feel safe, special and able to engage with learning. Thrive is implemented alongside tuition and holistic learning.

These activities range from horse riding, bush-craft activities at our Ancient Woodland to mixing beats in the Recording Studio, creating unique hairstyles in the Tuition Extra Salon or cooking up a storm in our Catering Suite & horse-care at Chalkhill Farm!

Join our Family Thrive!

What is Family Thrive?

Family Thrive is holistic support for the whole family, foster & carer unit. Tuition Extra can support the adults around our children and young people by offering regular Family Thrive workshops with our highly experienced Family Thrive lead, Amanda.

What is the impact?

By helping you understand children’s social and emotional development, we enable you to help your children become confident, curious, emotionally resilient and in engaged with both life and learning. We’re offering you reassurance.

How do I join?

Email Amanda today! We are not offering a parenting programme or activities to fill-time.

We’re offering you a guiding hand & reassurance.

Thrive Approach Lead & Trainer


Amanda Thompson

Amanda is our Thrive Lead & Trainer, she is a qualified Family Thrive & Adolescent Course Lead & Early Years practitioner with a Level 3 NVQ SEN & Young Adults certification.


Family Thrive Lead


Thrive Lead Practitioner


NVQ 3 Child & Adolescent SEN


Leith’s Advanced Diploma


Qualified Chef

What else can Tuition Extra do? Wellbeing Animals! 

The thrive approach

The neuroscience of linking social and emotional needs with animals! At Tuition Extra, we have a range of wellbeing dogs, big and small, available for in-office tuition and at our other sites – Chalkhill Farm. 

Animals are non-judgmental and calm the anxious brain. Hugging a dog releases dopamine. Calming and neutralising stress chemical called cortisol (fight, flight and freeze). Our children and young people can join us in this state. Working with animals releases serotonin (oxytocin), the feel-good chemicals making us calm and happy.

Simply being with animals regulates and lowers our student’s heart rate and stress hormones – improving social interaction, bonding, trust and attachment. Furthermore, decreasing aggression and increasing generosity – Oxytocin, linked with animals, makes us feel happy!

We believe Tuition Extra must have changed the lives of so many children for the better , thinking about the end result - not only the glory of data.

Alice and Simon Edgington

Tuition Extra IS our life line. J is able to be herself. She is understood – her anxiety is understood...NOW she can start learning and growing!

Sue, Parent Feedback


Contact Us – Refer a child or young person! 

Phone Number

01227 935773

Email Address


Roper Yard, Roper Road
Canterbury, CT2 7EX