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.

I was finding school tough. I had my Dad being angry and my Mum and Dad splitting up, and a few of my animals and cats died. I didn't know who to go to. My coach was kind and caring and understanding. Thank you for being really kind and helping me figure out ways to stop worrying. - Sophie, 8

The programme enables 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. Our 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. In many cases feedback is given on a weekly basis.

We are looking to set up more TLG Early Intervention programmes in partnership with churches across the UK. Please let us know if you'd be interested in running a programme by enquiring below:

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For more information about the TLG Early Intervention Programme, please download our information brochure (PDF).

Download the Early Intervention brochure (pdf).