Fortis Academy is a flagship secondary school for the Thrive approach to supporting wellbeing of students who may find school life to be difficult.

Our Zone

Mrs V Williams leads the OuRZone team to help students manage their circumstances, providing them with a structured, individualised plan to allow them to flourish in our community. We have been working closely with Thrive to become one of the leading secondary schools in the country in this approach, and further information will be coming soon.



Thrive information

Thrive Videos

Dan Siegel hand model of the brain

Dan Siegel: Name it to Tame it

Dan Siegel – “The Adolescent Brain”

Dan Siegel – “Being” Versus “Doing” With Your Child

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Childhood Trauma and the Brain | UK Trauma Council

Breaking the Silence about Childhood Trauma | Dani Bostick | TEDxGreenville

Adverse Childhood Experiences Can Be Connectors to Joy | Martha Londagin | TEDxDicksonStreet

Understanding Trauma: Learning Brain vs Survival Brain

Children’s Attachment Theory and How to Use it

How Childhood Affects The Rest Of Our Lives – The Attachment Theory

Attachment Theory & Foster Children | Child Psychotherapist | Community Foster Care

Looked after Children Awareness

The Triune Brain

Foundation Academy