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TLG Early Intervention

A partnership project between local churches and their school to support children and families.

One coach, one child, one hour a week.

All over the UK, children are struggling in school for all kinds of reasons and many families are suffering without hope. The effects of bullying, bereavement. family breakdown, poverty or being in the care system can have a huge impact on a child's education. Some children may be struggling with a lack of confidence, have no positive role models, or just need an adult to talk to.

TLG Early Intervention gives the church a practical solution to support children, families and schools in their community. Volunteers from churches local to Newburgh Primary School are being led by St Paul's Warwick to develop an Early Intervention programme for their pupils.

The programme enables these trained volunteers to become coaches and work on a one to one basis with children, with the overall aim of improving a child’s behaviour and in turn raise their levels of learning. TLG trains and equips volunteers with proven resources to help children explore their choices and the consequences of the decisions that they make. The training will equip each coach to become a trusted support to the child, their teacher and their family.

Through regular conversations with home, the coach will be able to offer support and discuss strategies used to help the pupil in the sessions which may be helpful at home too.

The project has recruited and trained 9 volunteers with mentoring beginning in the school in January.

If you are interested in starting an Early Intervention Program with your local school and church or have an interest in volunteering as a coach please contact Stacey Bains.