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Project information

TLG Early Intervention Project

TLG Early Intervention improves the behaviour and raises the attainment of children who are at crisis point and at the risk of truancy and exclusion. The programme provides volunteers to come alongside struggling children and support them by listening and showing that someone cares.

January 2018 - December 2018

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  • Need


    In the latest data available, there were 326,325 fixed period exclusions, from maintained primary, state-funded secondary and special schools across the UK. Shockingly, 37,000 of these exclusions were from Primary Schools, with 4,000 of these fixed exclusions being children aged 6 and under! Unless there is a clear intervention, the trajectory for children excluded from school can often lead to a life of unemployment, poverty, crime or worse.


    By 1 coach, spending at least 1 hour a week with one child (for at least one year), we have seen numerous examples through the pilot programme where this has had a dramatic impact on a child’s life. Each child is given time and individual attention to help them identify how to reflect and improve upon their behaviour and catch up on missed learning. Beyond their time with the child, volunteers also develop relationships with families who may need extra support.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Launch 40 Early Intervention Centres across the UK


    » Liase with schools and partners in our pipeline of contacts to establish agreemeents

    What success will look like

    We will have 40 signed partnership agreements by the end of 2018

    Aim 2

    Support up to 200 children struggling in their education and improve their behaviour


    » Recruit and train 200 volunteers to support individual children

    What success will look like

    We will have recruited 180 volunteers and trained them to support individual children. Each will have been assigned to a struggling child and working with them on a weekly basis

  • Impact


    We will look to achieve the following:

    - 80% of children have shown an improvement in at least one area of their behaviour (12 month average)

    - 60% have shown an improvement in their overall behaviour at school (12 month average)

    - 50% have shown an improvement in their overall behaviour at home (12 month average)

    - 60% children are feeling more positive about school (12 month average)

    - 90% of children are in or have moved onto a positive destinations


    The main challenge is recruiting new partners/schools and the necessary volunteers.

    We have mitigated against this by planning partnerhsip days, workign through our contacts and already have a number of potential contacts who are ready to launch and early intervention centre.

    Measuring impact has been a challenege in the past but we have recently work with York University to implement new measures and online system so that we can monitor quality and impact.


    We will follow the current system for reporting to donors which includes a final report, regular charity wide updates, copy of our financial accounts and any external evaluations (where relevant), invitations to relevant events and case studies,

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £59,619

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      Amount Heading Description
      £16,972 Head of Early Intervention Overseeing the running and development of the Early Intervention Project, including management
      £7,789 Partnership Manager A key strategic role of indentifying and developing new partnerships, running the partnership
      £12,340 Early Intervention Manager Support Head of Early Intervention , wider team and volunteers with a specific focus on Training
      £15,948 Regional Leaders Overseeing the growth of the project and managing coordinators and volunteers on the ground
      £1,200 Staff Training This is for the leadership development training of the staff
      £4,150 Training Volunteers This covers the training events for volunteers and coordinators and attendance at conference
      £1,220 Travel & Accomodation For the staff to visit potential new partners, visit existing centres for auditing and support

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Fees £22,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    TLG Early Intervention is based across the UK. Because there are such low barriers to entry, Early Intervention can be set up absolutely anywhere in the UK and within a very short space of time.


    TLG Early Intervention improves the behaviour and raises the attainment of primary school children who are at crisis point and at the risk of truancy and exclusion. The programme works with children struggling in their education and those that are primarily (but not exclusively) eligible for Free School Meals or facing such issues as family breakdown, bereavement, poverty, bullying, being in the care system or other difficult circumstances.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Due to our track record, current impact and experience of supporting disadvanatged children.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Rachel Morfin

    Head of Early Intervention

    Jo Edwards

    Training Manager