Our Ambition...

  • We want children and young people to be supported to reach their learning potential at all stages of their education
  • We want parents to recognise the contribution of learning to health, well-being and personal attainment
  • We want parents to feel that they have increased access to learning opportunities
  • We want to see improved attendance levels and engagement of  children and parents within education
How we will achieve this…
  • Common approach to assessment across THRiVE schools
  • Shared attendance policy to support consistent attendance
  • After school support within community
  • WE CAN aspiration campaigh
  • Parent programmes and access to adult education and lifelong learning
  • Easter and Summer programmes to support transitions
  • BOOST and Family Learning
  • Aspire

Boost and Family Learning

B Bringing together home, school & community,
O One focus group – pupil attainment in literacy and numeracy
O Outcomes tracked from Primary 4 to 7
S Smart & diverse interventions
T Transparent and accountable Leadership.

Barnardo’s Family Connections delivers the BOOST programme in all six THRiVE primary schools. BOOST works with children in Key Stage 2 needing a boost with their literacy and numeracy.

Parents are actively involved to encourage literacy and numeracy learning at home. Parents and children come together for family learning sessions, playing and learning in fun activities after school.


Abbey Community College, in partnership with Monkstown Boxing Club deliver the Aspire programme to pupils in Year 12 to support young people to build aspiration, re-engage with learning and help achieve at GCSE. Pupils are based in the Boxing Club for a programme of personal development, literacy, numeracy, STEM and ICT.

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