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Supporting students’ well-being is crucial if they are to have the best educational experiences and outcomes. We all know how difficult it can be to overcome mental health challenges, particularly for children in their developmental stages of life. But, we must support them as best as possible so they benefit long term.

“All schools are also required to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society; and prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.”

Students’ well-being should be optimal if they are to grow personally and academically. Through early intervention, we can recognise promptly any signs where there could be irregularities.

What is early intervention?

Early intervention refers to identifying children who may be falling behind in their education or development and implementing strategies to overcome their barriers. It is important to focus on a specific area they are struggling with so you can provide the best specialists and methods that accommodate their needs.

It’s important to implement intervention as early as possible. Let’s take a look at five reasons why it’s vital to integrate early intervention to support a child’s well-being and development.

1. Builds strong foundations

For a child to succeed academically and personally, they need to have structure and routine. Early intervention can lay the foundations that can embed resilience and readiness for children to prepare them for adulthood.

2. Boosts confidence and self-esteem

Children can have a massive confidence boost once they understand their goals and aspirations. Intervention can allow children to assess any areas for improvement and tackle challenges with confidence thanks to new methods integrated.

3. Reduces anxiety

Anxiety and emotional-based school avoidance have become a massive problem recently. Children can diminish their anxiety levels with early intervention as it can allow them to evaluate their environment and adapt it to accommodate their needs.

4. Develop coping strategies

By implementing early intervention, you can instil effective coping strategies for children that can carry to later life. To prepare children better for adulthood, we can implement early intervention so they can formulate new coping strategies which can become intrinsic.

5. Promotes positive long-term outcome

Children can focus on their academic and personal development better once they have intervention meetings and strategies provided for them. Identifying their areas for improvement can support their transformation so they can perform better once they leave school and enter work life.

The transformative benefits of online alternative education provisions

Online alternative education provisions (AEP), such as EDClass, can be instrumental in supporting children with specific needs. Those children who struggle with mental or behavioural challenges can rediscover themselves once they are placed in the right learning environment.

Overcoming educational barriers can successfully be achieved when early intervention is implemented correctly. We must identify when a child might be struggling as soon as possible so they can fulfil their education potential in their final GCSE year. Take a look at Qaim’s transformation. Had he used an AEP earlier he states how he could have achieved better results.

However, AEPs should be used as short-term measures with every effort made to positively reintegrate children back into mainstream education. Students should also have their well-being constantly reviewed and evaluated to ensure progression is being made. Ofsted highlights:

“PRUs and academy alternative providers differ from other schools in that they are intended to be short-term interventions to secure the successful re-engagement into education.”

If you would like to learn more about EDClass and what it can offer call 01909 568338, send an email to or enquire for more information here.

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