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On the school search…

On the school search…

24th October 2017

Starting at a new school can be a scary experience for any child, let alone their parents! Rae Morfin, Head of TLG Early Intervention, gives some advice on how to navigate through the choices when selecting the right school for your child.

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Rachel Morfin

Rachel Morfin

With twenty years’ experience working with children in both church and school situations, Rachel has pioneered and now heads up TLG’s Early Intervention programme supporting children struggling in mainstream primary and secondary schools. Oh, and she’s got three teenagers of her own at home!

School exclusions rise once more

School exclusions rise once more

20th July 2017

TLG's Chief Executive, Tim Morfin, responds the latest English exclusion statistics released in July 2017.

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Tim Morfin

Tim Morfin

Tim Morfin is the founder and Chief Executive of TLG. Tim, together with a group of other volunteers from a local church, began TLG by helping young people struggling in school in Bradford. He now leads the organisation nationally, still committed to bringing hope and a future to children and their families. He is married to Rachel and has three teenage sons.

Finding value in the here and now.

Finding value in the here and now.

18th July 2017

In an age of online pressures, celebrity culture and lad points, it’s more challenging than ever for young people to be confident and secure in who they were made to be. Rachel Gardner, founder of Romance Academy, shares why we must try harder to raise esteem in young people.

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Rachel Gardner

Rachel Gardner

Rachel is a youth worker, founder of the Romance Academy, the President of the Girls’ Brigade and Relationship Lead at Youthscape. Bestselling author of a number of books for teens and young adults, Rachel is a keen campaigner on youth related issues. She’s married to Jason and they are raising their daughter and living for Jesus in North London.

Feeling Fulfilled

Feeling Fulfilled

12th June 2017

Michelle, a TLG Early Intervention coach from Hastings, explains just why coaching has led to her feeling that she's doing the right thing at the right time.

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Michelle Pannell

Michelle Pannell

Michelle is a TLG Early Intervention coach with our team at King's Church in Hastings. She is also a successful blogger writing about parenting, family life and Christianity.

It’s good to talk.

It’s good to talk.

10th May 2017

When the bombshell was dropped that her father had committed suicide when she was very young, Kelsey couldn’t cope. What if just a caring adult who’s willing to give one hour every week could be the difference between a child thriving and surviving?

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Am I adopted?

Am I adopted?

27th April 2017

‘How can a creepy show like The Moomins be on children’s TV?’ Growing up in the 1980s, that was one of two questions constantly on my mind. The other question was 'Am I adopted?' Ok, you may not have asked yourself about the Moomins, but wondering if you are adopted has to be one of those things that’s crossed everyone’s mind at some point in their life.

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Paul Chenery

Paul Chenery

Paul is Head of Fundraising and Impact at TLG and joined the charity back in 2005. Alongside his role at TLG, Paul once finished 5th on The Weakest Link. He is also on the trustee board for e:merge, a young people’s charity that has delivered youth work for nearly 20 years in South Yorkshire and South West London. Paul is married to Louise and has 2 young children, with another on the way!

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