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Five to Thrive: Attachment, Trauma and Resilience Training

In Wiltshire we are promoting a flexible, attachment-based approach to positive parenting called “Five to Thrive” that focuses on a set of five key principles – talk, play, relax, engage and respond. The principles are easy to convey and ensure a consistent multi-agency approach which we know families appreciate.

The FTT:ATR training programme is continuing during 2022. This training aims to upskill staff working in schools and school-based services across Wiltshire to support secure attachment, promote self-regulation and resilience and to develop a trauma informed practice. Training sessions are via a virtual platform and will be interactive.

There is a Headteachers briefing for all Wiltshire Headteachers on Thursday 5th May 2022 (8:30-10:30am).

Following this briefing schools can opt for either:

  • Free Five to Thrive training for up to 4 people per school (including 1 from SLT)      

or a

  • Whole School Pilot. providing whole school training, support and coaching for up to 4 secondary and 4 primary schools.      

Registration links will be released at the Headteachers Briefing. Please hold the dates for now. 

  • 2 dates for cohort 1 - Tuesday 17th May (1:30pm) or Monday 23rd May (9:30am)
  • 2 dates for Cohort 2 - Wednesday 6th July (9:30am) or Monday 11th July (1:30pm)  

More details. including the proposed learning outcomes for both these options, can be found here on Right Choice (login needed to access).

If you are interested in the Whole School Pilot expressions of interest of a maximum of 250 words should be emailed to by 1st April 2022. If you are unsuccessful then your school can book on the training for up to 4 people.

More about Five to Thrive on the Wiltshire Council website. 

More about Five to Thrive on Right Choice. (Wiltshire school login needed to access)