Our national conference has opened today focussing on the themes of leadership and our role as leaders in our field.
Around 90 Evolve Health Mentors, education leaders, partners and guests are together for the annual three-day event to share expertise and learn about the company’s exciting developments for 2016/17.
Conference chair Jan Edwards opened the event by telling Health Mentors they make children happy, make them want to succeed and change their lives.
They heard from Evolve chairman Graham Morgan how the company is leading its field in education in many ways. For example, 20 brand new Health Mentors are making history by starting the UK’s first Level 4 Short Course in Health Mentoring in a collaboration with Newman University in Birmingham, Evolve Health Mentors have a proven lasting impact on pupils’ emotional wellbeing and Evolve is the chosen deliverer of Health Research UK talks in schools and many other partnerships and initiatives.
Managing Director, John Bishop, said whilst other summer providers offer just sport and physical activity, Evolve’s XLR8 programmes promote the all-round development of pupils.
He added that focusing on leadership for the three days of the conference will develop the individual skills and teams of Health Mentors who work in 100 schools, through workshops, the exchange of ideas and networking.
The teams also heard how the company’s growth has led to the creation of new regions in England and roles.
More success will also be celebrated at the conference through the Health Mentor of the Year awards.