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Our History

First launching in 2007 thanks to National Lottery Funding, Switch Midlands was originally called The Switch Project and provided positive, participatory arts based activities for children and young people in Wolverhampton schools and communities. Following the 3-years of funding, the outcomes being achieved meant the project became a sustainable social enterprise, regularly being commissioned by schools and local authorities to deliver social and emotional well-being interventions for children and young people.

Now with over a decade of success and experience, The Switch Project has become Switch Midlands – better reflecting the reach and impact it has had in the region. We are proud to say that we are one of the leading providers of support for schools, working alongside them to improve the personal development, behaviour and wellbeing of both primary and secondary pupils.

Since 2007 Switch Midlands have supported

774

Pupils

43

Schools

Meeting the Framework

Our service has been tailored to address the changes to the Ofsted common inspection framework. ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ schools commit to helping students develop personal skills, employability skills and achieve academically. The framework specifically references the essential components of emotional well-being, including relationships, self-confidence, self-efficiency, communication skills, positive mindset and attitude.

Our Impact on Pupils

• Social and emotional learning has been proven to help children achieve their academic potential, build strong relationships, and lead healthy, successful lives. We help pupils understand and manage their emotions, to improve behaviour and reduce emotional distress.
• Our support provides pupils with opportunities to make informed decisions regarding their personal development, behaviour, and welfare.
• We truly care about the welfare of pupils and encourage safe and positive relationships with those around them.
• We encourage pupils to reflect on their own experiences and focus on personality traits and self-motivation. This isn’t a quick fix, it’s a programme of support to last a lifetime.
• Our programmes give pupils the skills to be aware of their intentions, behave with integrity, and build healthy relationships with others.

Our Impact on Schools

• We know how hard you’re working, so we’ve designed our programmes to make your life easier.
• We will work with you to identify pupils who need extra support.
• Our programmes will instantly improve your school’s offer to develop pupils’ character and well-being.
• Our outcomes are geared towards ensuring your school can clearly evidence your intent to provide for the personal development of vulnerable pupils.
• You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re working with a high-quality provider that will produce real results.

SCHOOL SENIOR LEADER

“Students appeared to build a positive relationship with the Switch Coach and they treated each individual student with respect and made them feel important.”

PARENT/CARER

“I think Switch is just brilliant. Not only do they support the child, but also the parent/carer if needed. They communicated everything with me and always worked together to find a way forward.”

PUPIL

“I loved it, I had support when things weren’t great for me and it changed the way I cope with everything at school and at home. Thank you!”

SCHOOL SENIOR LEADER

“Switch has worked with a number of our students. They offer fantastic support for those young people we believe are in need of additional social, emotional and mental health support.”

HEADTEACHER

“Switch has worked with a number of our students. They offer fantastic support for those young people we believe are in need of additional social, emotional and mental health support.”

PUPIL

“Switch provides a very calm and engaging environment for the young people in need of support.”

SCHOOL SENIOR LEADER

“Absolutely delighted with the service you provide our school. the city is lucky to have your provision where others have failed.”

HEADTEACHER

“We have been really pleased with the outcomes for the children who have accessed Switch. Keep doing what you’re doing! … or maybe do some more of the same!”

Have a question?

Call 01902 552 288 or email hello@switchmidlands.com