OUR SERVICES

We currently offer MENTORING, COACHING, GROUP WORK, YOGA, MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION, ENGLISH AND MATHS TUITION & HOLIDAY SCHOOLS, plus STAFF TRAINING & CONSULTANCY.

Evolve Intervention practitioners build positive, effective relationships in all aspects of intervention, supporting children, young people, and adults, to build their own resilience and skill-set to overcome whatever obstacle they are facing.

We can offer one-to-one mentoring sessions to support a child or young person in any of the following areas:

  • Self Esteem

  • Anger Management

  • Self Harm

  • Social and Communication Skills

  • Identity

  • Coping with Bereavement

  • Managing Friendships

  • Changing My Behaviour

  • Overcoming Bullying

  • Dealing with Anxiety

  • Engaging in Risky Behaviours

This list is not exhaustive and we would be happy to discuss any queries or reasons for referral you may have so we can best recommend the appropriate support package.

 

Mentoring sessions will usually last between 30-60 minutes, once a week. Evolve Intervention mentoring is designed be a longer term intervention where the child or young person can truly benefit from building a strong working relationship with their mentor and have a developmental focus.

 

We will engage with both the referrer and the child’s parent or carer throughout this process and will review the intervention regularly so we can be sure that it is meaningful and effective. We will share any safeguarding concerns with the referrer if they arise and this will be explained to the child or young person.

Our qualified teachers have proven track records of support children and young people to improve their performance in English and Maths. We can provide tuition and intervention for individuals or groups in the following areas:

  • GCSE English Language

  • GSCE Literature

  • Literacy

  • SATS Preparation - English and/or Maths

  • GCSE Maths

  • Revision support

  • Exam techniques and preparation

We can provide this support in the following formats:

  • Private tuition

  • One-to-one sessions in schools or other children's settings

  • Small group work

  • School holiday intensive interventions and crash courses

Evolve Intervention group work is designed to take place in a school, youth work or children's services setting. We offer a number of interventions of this nature for groups of up to eight children or young people at a time, including the following:

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Risk Taking

  • Behaviour Management

  • Building Resilience

  • Exam Preparation

  • Self Esteem

  • Taking Care of Me Project

  • Managing Stress

  • Mindfulness

  • Coping with Transitions

As with all our interventions, we are able to design a programme of group work suited to the needs of the children involved. Group work will take place once a week over a period of 6-8 weeks. For children who have more complex issues a smaller group is recommended. It is important for referrers to consider the dynamics of the group when making referrals to ensure that the children participating will feel comfortable.

Harvard Medical School (2016) succinctly outlines the benefits of yoga, mindfulness and meditation for children and young people in schools: 


Yoga and mindfulness have been shown to improve both physical and mental health in school-age children…Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children. Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children...can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children.” 
Harvard Health Publishing, available at https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/more-than-just-a-game-yoga-for-school-agechildren-201601299055 

Sessions will be tailored to the group or individual over a period of at least 6 weeks. Workshops will consist of breathing techniques to help with anxiety, depression and relaxation. In addition to gentle yoga poses incorporating breath work, there will also be mindfulness, meditation, relaxation and positive affirmations. Our instructors are highly trained and will bring all resources and equipment needed for the sessions as part of the package. We can also offer this service to staff; as we know, staff wellbeing is incredibly important and many of those working in schools or children’s services can find themselves feeling highly stressed or overwhelmed. Many employers are looking for ways in which they can promote staff wellbeing and offer support. If you would like to find out about our packages for staff get in touch today 

Coaching can take three forms; academic, emotion, or a combination of both.

Academic Coaching
Quite simply, this approach will centre on working with a child on 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 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 just simply talking; the sessions will be 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 to be able to learn to regulate their emotions so that they can develop a locus of control over their learning and their lives. Whilst this has direct links to improved academic performance, emotion coaching also looks to develop emotional intelligence and problem solving skills which 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

 

Structure
Sessions will be 30-60 minutes and coaches will work on one obstacle at a time; therefore, the number of 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. 

Our team can provide training and support packages for staff and schools in areas such as:

 

  • Classroom Behaviour Management 

  • Supporting Children in Care  

  • Philosophy for Children (P4C) 

  • Healthy Schools Award 

  • Wellbeing Audit 

  • Attachment Aware Schools Award 

  • Supporting Children with Mental Health​

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Email us: 

info@evolve-intervention.com 

Call us: 01245 526069

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Company number 10959323