Thrive® promotes children’s and young people’s positive mental health by helping adults know how to be and what to do in response to their differing and sometimes distressed behaviour. The Thrive Approach® is appropriate for anyone working with children and young people - such as in education (primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and pupil referral units), social care, healthcare, local authorities and community groups, as well as for parents and carers. Based on established neuroscience, attachment theory and child development, the Thrive Approach provides training and an online profiling and action-planning tool to equip adults with the knowledge, insights and resources needed to develop the relationships that help children and young people to flourish and learn. The cost of this course has been heavily subsidised by Birmingham City Council for Birmingham Schools and is available for a limited time only.
At James Brindley Academy, our vision is to 'Think Differently' to inspire young people to overcome all barriers and achieve their dreams
We work across 11 sites: Dovedale, Northfield and Parkway Teaching Centres and Hospitals Centres, including home teaching.
Many of our young people make exceptional progress in the face of significant personal challenges with physical or mental health. It is our primary role as educators to prioritise their academic studies but equally we recognise the importance of supporting their well-being and preparing them for their next steps.
In each of our Centres we put young people first in all our decision making. Staff morals, training and development are also key drivers for us. Our aim is to create an ethos of resilience, inclusivity and high expectations for both staff and pupils.
Find all the Academy updates regarding COVID-19 (including all active Risk Assessments) here.Continue Reading
Birmingham City Council and the Parent Carer Forum are holding an event for #SEND parents and carers on 15th September.Continue Reading
We look forward to welcoming all children back to school on Monday 6th September 2021.Continue Reading
Please see below all the arrangements for the GCSE results day on 12th August 2021Continue Reading
JBA celebrated Arts Week with a variety of workshops...Continue Reading
... Summer Reminder!Continue Reading
Click here for the latest updates regarding the Dovedale centre closureContinue Reading
The Parkway Centre will be closed from 16th June due to a positive COVID-19 case. Click here for more information.Continue Reading
Over the past four weeks artist Kate Morrell, Northfield's staff and pupils have been making a willow sculpture for the grounds of their sector on the theme of Connecting.Continue Reading