The support celebrates the diverse make up of individual schools – driven by pupils’ likes and interests and school values – meaning those taking part develop into their school’s very own Switch Squad as ambassadors for wellbeing, positivity, and good behaviour. It also provides clear evidence that relationship education and the understanding of mental health and wellbeing is being delivered to pupils by specialist and experienced practitioners.
The programme helps develop independent, caring children who navigate life successfully, enabling them to make healthy life choices and build strong, respectful relationships with peers and adults.
Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) research discovered that through supporting pupils’ social and emotional skills, schools can see:
• Improved academic performance
• Improved attitudes, behaviour & relationships with peers
• Reduced emotional distress (pupil depression, anxiety, stress and social withdrawal)
• Reduced levels of bullying
• Reduced conduct problems
• Improved school connection
The Switch Squad enhances your PSHE curriculum and teaching, and as we understand that every school is unique, sessions can be offered in a variety of ways:
Half Day Workshops for up to a whole year group of pupils. The session offers a positive and engaging set of activities that focus on developing self-esteem, confidence, and empowerment, encouraging pupils to work collaboratively and challenge them to reflect on how they can make small, achievable changes to help them in school, at home and in the community. All we need is the space to deliver the workshop to a larger group, for example a sports hall or theatre.
Weekly Workshops over the course of 6 weeks a Switch Coach will attend your school to deliver sessions to either:
Our support delivers a structured intervention that uses the recognised SAFE principles at the core. This means our Switch Coaches provide pupils with a Sequenced set of activities that use Active forms of learning through Focused time to develop skills and Explicit targeting setting to monitor progress.