SEN and Thrive


All Cornwall maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with SEN (Special Educational Needs) and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.  All schools are supported to be inclusive, with the needs of all SEN pupils being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.

At Carbeile Junior School we are committed to providing a wide range of learning opportunities which are accessible to all. We work closely with parents, carers, and when required outside agencies, to ensure that every child’s needs are met appropriately.

If a parent of a child who has Special Educational Needs has a complaint about the support the school provides then they should follow the same channels as are outlined in our complaints policy.

The school has a ‘Graduated Approach’ to SEN to ensure that appropriate levels of support are put in place for individual pupils.

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Thrive at Carbeile Junior School

At Carbeile Junior School the social and emotional development of our children is a key priority and we embrace the Thrive Approach.

The Thrive Approach believes that every child needs to feel that they belong, that they matter and that they are valued for their unique qualities. Like all of us, at some point in our lives, children face challenges that knock them off course. What is then needed is understanding and support to get them back on track. At Carbeile Junior School we work hard to support the children through these difficult times using art , music and play based activities.

Thrive helps us to assess and support children’s social and emotional development. Assessments are used to provide personalised programmes for classes, groups and individuals.

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Every child will be supported through the school wide Thrive Approach which is embedded in all that we do. Class assessments identify topics for particular classes to work on. However some children may benefit from additional individual support. For some there may be an obvious reason why they need this extra help. This might be bereavement, family break- down, anger management or an identified medical condition such as ADHD.

At Carbeile Junior School we have three Trained Thrive Practitioners who are committed to meeting the needs of all pupils, Juliet Evans, Cheryl Rooney and Carol Allen.


The Thrive Practitioners work in the ‘Oasis Room’, which has been especially designed to create a safe, calm and relaxing environment.


For further information about Thrive please visit the Thrive Approach Website at

If you have any further questions please contact the Thrive Practitioners at Carbeile.