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COACHING

At Evolve Intervention, we can help children and young people to address academic and/or emotional obstacles through coaching sessions, designed as a shorter-term intervention to address each presenting issue. If you are unsure which form of coaching would benefit a child or young person the most, please contact us and we will be happy to help and advise.

Academic Coaching
Quite simply, this approach will centre on working with a child in a particular area they might be struggling with in terms of academic performance. This is not to be confused with tutoring as coaching will not involve the delivery of ‘lessons’ in a one-to-one capacity but rather working with the child on the following as examples:

Motivation   Time management skills   Study skills
Working through a particular problem area in terms of key skills e.g. numeracy, literacy

Academic coaching may include completing different activities or simply talking. The sessions are shaped by the child by enabling them to take the lead on the direction they want to go in and how they are going to get there, using goal-setting techniques to help the child take ownership of manageable milestones to work towards.

Emotion Coaching
This approach looks to provide children with the support they need to be able to learn to regulate their emotions so that they can develop a locus of control over their learning and their lives. While this has direct links to improved academic performance, emotion coaching also looks to develop emotional intelligence and problem-solving skills that are crucial for young people to grow into socially competent people.

Sessions might focus on:

Identifying and understanding different emotions 

Passive, aggressive, and assertive communication
Becoming solution-focused  Coping strategies

Our Coaching Structure
Sessions will be 30-60 minutes, during which coaches will work on one obstacle at a time. Therefore, the sessions are likely to span over one half-term (6-7 weeks) per area addressed. As with mentoring, coaches will liaise with the parent/carer and the referrer throughout the intervention and safeguarding concerns will be shared.

If you would like to refer a child or young person for Evolve Intervention coaching, get in touch with our team. We are also happy to give advice if you are unsure of the best route to take.

Motivation

• Time management skills

• Study skills
• Working through a particular problem area in terms of key skills e.g. numeracy, literacy

Sessions might focus on:

• Identifying and understanding different emotions 

• Passive, aggressive, and assertive communication
• Becoming solution-focused • Coping strategies