The Switch Project in Wolverhampton is a social enterprise that offers alternative education provision for young people in Key Stages 3 and 4 who are excluded, at risk of exclusion, on modified timetables or vulnerable to detaching from learning in the school environment.
We deliver creative multimedia skills as the initial ‘hook’ for young people, including digital music production, video, graphics and photography, and also work towards qualifications in Expressive Arts. We then use this engagement to help meet specific personal or social needs in order to help referrals overcome barriers to attainment and improve motivation, self-confidence, attendance and engagement with education.
Our overall aim is to always ensure any young person we work with can reintegrate back into mainstream education, further education or training, so they can realise their full potential.
Our staff are trained as ‘National Specialist Leaders in Behaviour and Attendance’ as well as having teaching and learning, safeguarding and professional arts qualifications, plus enhanced CRB disclosures. The Switch Project has also passed Wolverhampton Education Business Partnership’s gateway risk assessment. A copy of this alternative provision agreement can be found on Wolverhampton’s Area Prospectus. We also use Wolverhampton City Council’s Alternative Provision Referral Form and Service Level Agreement, which can be downloaded via the link below.
RECENT NEWS: We are delighted to have had young people see their digital media work shortlisted as finalists and chosen as category winners in the 2013 WOSCARS event, developed and hosted by the Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team. Please click on the digital badges below, read our blog and visit our YouTube channel for more details.