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Thrive gives us an insight into why children behave like they do. The Thrive Approach can provide you with pointers to help create positive experiences that support their wellbeing and build their emotional resilience.

We use the Thrive approach to work in a targeted way with the children who may be struggling socially, emotionally or with difficult life events. Our experienced Thrive team support the children to re-engage with learning and life.

The provision we have at Central Primary offers a safe, secure, calm and supportive environment for the children who need time to regulate their emotions to allow them to return to the classroom. We are able to engage the children through targeted interventions which involves arts and play based activities. These include sand play, arts and crafts, beach school, story telling, music, drama, dance and painting. All of these have benefits and strengths and the use of creativity integrated into their day will support the children’s social and emotional development.

At Central Primary, we adopt a whole school Thrive approach. ensuring that the children receive consistent, positive messages on coping and dealing with their strong emotions from every member of staff. 

Many of you will be familiar with Thrive and appreciate the support that your child receives both in school and at home. 

Family Support Hub

Our family support Hub is based at Central Primary School Upper Site and is a community building supported by Children's North East. The hub was introduced to provide support and opportunities for the parents/carers and families of both Bothal and Central Primary Schools. We have a dedicated team of Family Support Workers  and run a number of courses and sessions that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of individual families including for our very youngest pupils. 

If you would like any further information on how we can support you please either speak to your child's class teacher or contact your school site office.


The LINK Specialist Support Centre

The LINK is our our thriving specialist support centre, established with Northumberland County Council to offer a school based specialist provision to reset pathways for EHCP learners who would benefit from this support. 


The LINK follows Central Primary School's comprehensive safeguarding polices and procedures. 


Reading is at the core of The Link provision with daily protected class reader time, a bespoke curriculum pathway to match pupils needs, comprehensive diagnostic assessments and phonics as needed delivered through Read Write Inc. 

The ALP's specialist subject curriculum leads work with The LINK staff to map essential and ambitious learning for pupils reflecting the aims of the national curriculum and addressing gaps identified in pupil's development and retention of knowledge to date. 

Remember More

The curriculum is designed so that it is logical and sequenced from pupils starting points. Staff are aware of the effects of trauma on pupils working memory and work with pupils to engage in memory games to practice and understand their working memory limitations. 


Staff work closely with external professionals to meet the needs of pupils individual EHCP plans and carefully manage pupils next steps on their pathways 

Close to Home

Admissions to The Link are via NCC. To find out more about the LINK please contact Mrs Harle at Central Lower Site.