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Switch Midlands

Switch Midlands #poweringpotential

We provide early intervention outreach support into Wolverhampton schools for children and young people whose social and emotional needs are causing concern and preventing them from achieving their full potential.

At it’s heart, our service works towards preventing the need for schools to exclude pupils. We achieve this by offering support as outreach through our Switch Coaches Programme into both primary and secondary settings.

Our programmes help young people understand how situations and issues arise and then develop the skills to approach concerns in a more reflective way, allowing them to be more effective in solving their own problems and feel more in control. We provide pupils with opportunities to enjoy learning about and making informed decisions around their own personal development, behaviour, welfare and mental health. The essential components of our programmes target personal traits, motivation and guides conduct so that pupils reflect wisely, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others.

Our emphasis is placed on supporting young people to make good choices in both their educational and personal lives, giving them the ability to recognise and respond to their own emotions, form effective peer and adult relationships and to persevere through difficulties.

Our programmes aim to positively impact on 6 key development areas:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social responsibility
  • Decision making
  • Relationship skills
  • Positive communication

We are able to support pupils using our own evidence-based learning programmes, designed and delivered by our experienced and trained staff, all of which hold enhanced DBS checks and safeguarding qualifications, plus a range of therapeutic intervention specialisms.

For information please visit the Switch website or watch the following videos that explain our service in more detail.

1. Why Choose Switch Midlands? https://youtu.be/KczJgKQ6EwQ
2. What is the Switch Coaches programme? https://youtu.be/JEg-0RKTIx0

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tim Wakefield
Contact Position
Director
Telephone
01902 552288
07809 701821
E-mail
tim@switchmidlands.com
Website
The Switch Project

Where to go

Name
Switch Midlands
Address
Ryefield
Pendeford
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
Postcode
WV8 1TX

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
On request per term
On request per year
On request special offer see 'other info'
Details
Please contact the Switch project for price plans and details.

Availability

Age Ranges
11-16 year olds.
But we do have on occasion's worked with younger children in primary school and occasionally young adults.
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Switch Midlands accepts enquiries from any organisations that work with children and young people. However, as our arrangements are with the school/local authority responsible for the education of the pupil, we require their financial agreement before embarking on support. 

Record Last Updated on: 11/02/2021

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