Flourish programmes
PCT - Time to Thrive
Training Provider
Progressive Training
We are a small, nurturing provision that tailor learning journey’s to fit the needs of our student. We support students with special education, social and emotional need's to build awareness and develop strategies in order to succeed.
Provider Contact
Angela Saunders
Provider Email
Provider Number
07940 243144
Course Name
Music for Minds
Organisation Website
Course Description
Progressive Training bring to you a new Flourish programme- Music for Minds through CAP.

This is a twelve-week programme for 2 days per week, specifically designed as a therapeutic approach to observing and developing strategies and interventions for children with sensory processing difficulties and self-regulation.

Our programme explores the social emotional and mental health needs of a diverse group of primary school children through music and play therapy.

This all goes alongside addressing some of the gaps they may have in their literacy and numeracy skills.

We offer 9 places per course, where students will work in cohorts of 3 during breakout sessions.

Each day comprises of 6 sessions;

Music therapy.
Art and Design Technology / Geography activity.
Emotion coaching, regulation techniques and play therapy.
Numeracy and Literacy.
Activity to promote independence.
The course provides a safe and inclusive space for children to express their thoughts and feelings, develop self-awareness, and build resilience.

Each session will be adapted based on the specific needs and dynamics of the participants.

Music therapy
Incorporating music is a powerful tool for emotional expression, self-reflection, and building connections. We utilize different music genres, instruments, and rhythmic activities to engage children in the learning process and foster their creativity.

Music is exceptionally beneficial for children in the following ways:
Emotional wellbeing: Music provides a powerful outlet for children to express their emotions. It allows them to connect with and communicate their feelings in a non-verbal and non-threatening way. Through music, children can explore a wide range of emotions, including joy, sadness, anger, and fear, which can contribute to their overall emotional well-being.
Regulation of Emotions: Music has the power to influence emotions and help regulate them. By listening to or participating in music activities, children can experience a shift in their emotional state. Calming melodies can help reduce anxiety or stress, while upbeat rhythms can promote energy and positivity. Learning to use music as a tool for emotional regulation can empower children to manage their emotions effectively.
Social Interaction and Connection: Music promotes social interaction and connection among children. Collaborative musical activities, such as group singing, playing instruments together, or creating music as a team, encourage cooperation, communication, and empathy. It can foster a sense of belonging, strengthen relationships, and enhance social skills.
Creativity and Imagination: Music allows children to tap into their creativity and imagination. Through improvisation, composing, or creating lyrics, children can express themselves artistically and develop their unique voices. This creative process promotes problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and innovation.
Stress Reduction and Relaxation: Music has a soothing effect on the mind and body. Slow, melodic music can help reduce stress, promote relaxation, and create a calming environment. Incorporating relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery or mindfulness exercises, with music can further enhance its therapeutic benefits.
By integrating music into a course that explores social-emotional and mental health needs, children can engage in a holistic and enjoyable learning experience. Music creates a safe and inclusive space for self-expression, self-discovery, and emotional well-being, fostering the overall development of children.
Art Therapy
We use art therapy as an outlet for children to explore their emotions, develop problem-solving skills and to enhance their social interactions, as well as providing a calming activity to regulate emotions

SEMH needs
This course is carefully designed to address various aspects of social-emotional and mental health, such as recognising and naming emotions, building self-esteem, emotional regulation, empathy, conflict resolution, and stress management.

Numeracy and Literacy
We feel it is important to support children with their core skills for their social and emotional wellbeing, as growing their confidence in these areas will support their wellbeing and behaviour in school. Our experience in assessing each child’s needs and addressing these in a creative way will allow each child to thrive.

Promoting independence in children is essential when building their confidence. It empowers children to feel that they can handle difficult situations and reduces anxiety. It allows children to learn to navigate their world, to make decisions and to take responsibility for their actions.

We promote inclusivity by acknowledging and celebrating the diversity of the children in the course. Incorporate materials, stories, and examples that reflect different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences to ensure that all children feel represented and valued.
The course is facilitated by professionals who have expertise in child development, music therapy, and play therapy. They create a safe and supportive environment for children to participate and engage in the activities effectively.
We know that each child is unique, and their needs may vary. We regularly assess and adapt the course to meet the specific needs of the children involved.
We believe our course will provide each child with a unique opportunity to return to school with a toolkit to be able to manage and regulate their emotions and behaviour more effectively. They will be more independent and confident and will have closed some of the gaps they may have in their learning, so will be more able to participate alongside their peers.
Qualification (If Applicable)
Engagement only
Monday and Tuesday
Ofsted Registered
Allard House 38 Moor Street Earlsdon Coventry CV5 6EQ
How to Apply
£125 daily rate
Coventry Alternative Provision