Information for Young People Parents & Carers
Values and Ethos
The Midpoint Centre aims to support the social inclusion of young people so that they develop skills, attributes and attitudes that will enable them to be successful in their future lives.
We offer a stimulating personalised curriculum alongside a bespoke package of interventions for the holistic development of the young person. We aim to develop learners' educational and personal potentials and are constantly preparing them for the positive next steps into the post 16 environment.
Who We Provide For
We provide provision for a range of students. Below are some of the areas that we provide for:
Full-time provision (25 hours per week) for students with social and emotional needs
Behaviour issues that cannot be catered for in mainstream school
Students at risk of permanent exclusion
Social and behavioural difficulties
New to city students who have social and emotional needs
Full Time Placements
Our primary offer is based around full time (25 hours per week) Key Stage 4 provision with small class sizes and the development of a tailored curriculum, including academic and technical/vocational subjects.
In addition, Midpoint is also able to support other bespoke packages for our partners and students. The extended offers includes:
Part-time/fixed term placements
Provision for fixed term exclusions/ 6th day provision
Transition support including support to access to Further Education and apprenticeships
Individual mentor support
Vocational “Taster Days”
Other bespoke programmes for individual students can be negotiated
The Midpoint Centre has a 25 hour per week offer. However, timetables can be altered on an individual basis and worked on a part-time basis. The main aim will be to re-integrate students into a full time timetable.
Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
As students you are entitled to:
Clear advice and information about ALL the options available for your future, so that you understand what they involve.
Support and guidance to help you make choices for your future.
Help to decide what to do when you finish school, including further learning, training and employment.
A programme of careers education helping you develop skills and knowledge.
Opportunities to learn about the world of work.
Access to good quality and up to date labour market information.
Links to careers throughout the curriculum.
Personal careers guidance that is impartial, confidential, focused on your individual needs and fit for purpose, supportive of equal opportunities, and that is provided by people with relevant training and expertise.
Opportunity to discuss and feedback your thoughts and opinions on the careers programme to help shape it for future years.
Please find on the links below advice and information about subjects and opportunities available to you when you leave The Midpoint Centre.
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Ian Cooper (Connexions Personal Advisor) is available in school most Tuesdays and Thursdays across both centres.
Alternatively, you can contact Ian at:
118 Salop Street
Phone: 01902 773040
Mobile: 0780 175004
Connexions can help you and give you friendly, practical support to:
· Improve qualifications
· Learn new skills
· Find job vacancies
· Apply for College, Apprenticeships and Traineeships
· Write a CV
· Help with job interviews
Find out more at www.connexionswolverhampton.co.uk
Access to Music
Birmingham Met College
New College, Telford
South & the City College
South Staffs College
WMPTC (Military College)
City of Wolverhampton College
Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre
The Apprenticeship Centre (Construction)
GTG (Motor Vehicle)
HIT (Catering & Hospitality)
Jaguar/Land Rover (Motor Vehicle)
JTL (Construction & Engineering)
Kaplan (Accountancy & Finance)
Ladder for the Black Country
Mercia Management (Business & Engineering)
Performance Through People
Peter Pyne Training (Hair & Beauty)
Reflections Training Academy (Hair & Beauty)
Skills Training UK
Walsall Training Centre (Construction)
Wolverhampton Homes (Construction)
A few useful links
About Youth (What’s on in Wolverhampton)
Kic FM (Youth & Community Radio)
The Way (Youth Zone)
World of Work (Labour Market Information)
WWFC Community Trust
YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE
As part of our programme we expect all our students to undertake high quality work placements.
The Education Business Partnership provides a range of services to employers and schools in order to support learners undertaking quality work experience/work based learning activities.
Wolverhampton Education Business Partnership
Ground Floor, Civic Centre
St. Peter’s Square
Vocational Taster Days
The Midpoint Centre runs a Vocational Taster Day in the Summer Term. This serves as a transition day for prospective students to experience vocational centre. Check our ‘latest news’ section on our homepage for information on forthcoming dates.