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.

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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

  • Managed moves

  • Permanent exclusions

  • New to city students who have social and emotional needs

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For referral information please click here.

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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

  • Counselling Psychology

  • Individual mentor support

  • Vocational “Taster Days”

  • Other bespoke programmes for individual students can be negotiated

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Re-Integration Timetables

 

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.

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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.

NAW2021 Subject Poster Bundle

Black Country My Choices Guide 2020

Careers Provision Map 2020-21

Careers Key Terms

The Parents Guide To National Careers Week 2021

Connexions

 
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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:

Connexions Wolverhampton

118 Salop Street

Wolverhampton

WV3 0RX

Email: Ian.Cooper@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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

 

College links

Access to Music

http://www.accesstomusic.co.uk/

 

Birmingham Met College

http://www.bmet.ac.uk/

 

BOA

www.boa-academy.co.uk

 

Bournville College

www.bournville.ac.uk

 

Dudley College

http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk/

 

Halesowen College

https://www.halesowen.ac.uk/

 

New College, Telford

www.nct.ac.uk

 

Sandwell College

http://www.sandwell.ac.uk/

 

South & the City College

http://www.sccb.ac.uk/

 

South Staffs College

http://www.southstaffs.ac.uk/

 

Walsall College

https://www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/

 

WMPTC (Military College)

http://www.mpct.co.uk/

 

City of Wolverhampton College

http://www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/

 

Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre

www.wvtc.org.uk

Apprenticeships links

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

 

The Apprenticeship Centre (Construction)

http://www.apprenticeship-centre.co.uk/

 

3AAA

www.3aaa.co.uk

 

Babcock Training

https://www.babcockinternational.com/What-We-Do/Training/Vocational-and-Apprenticeship-Training

 

CITB (Construction)

http://www.citb.co.uk/citb-apprenticeships/

 

EEF (Engineering)

https://www.eef.org.uk/apprentices

 

GTG (Motor Vehicle)

www.gtg.co.uk

 

HIT (Catering & Hospitality)

www.hittraining.co.uk

 

Jaguar/Land Rover (Motor Vehicle)

www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com

http://www.jaguardealerapprenticeships.com/

 

JTL (Construction & Engineering)

www.jtltraining.com

 

Juniper Training

www.junipertraining.co.uk

 

Kaplan (Accountancy & Finance)

https://kaplan.co.uk/apprenticeships-and-internships/

 

Ladder for the Black Country

http://www.ladderfortheblackcountry.co.uk/

 

LEMA (Engineering)

http://www.lemacademy.co.uk/

 

Mercia Management (Business & Engineering)

www.merciamanagement.co.uk

 

NHS

http://www.royalwolverhampton.nhs.uk/work-with-us/apprenticeships/

 

NOVA Training

http://www.novatraining.co.uk/

 

Performance Through People

http://www.ptp-training.co.uk/

 

Peter Pyne Training (Hair & Beauty)

http://www.peterpynetraining.co.uk/

 

Princes Trust

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

 

Reflections Training Academy (Hair & Beauty)

www.reflectionstraining.co.uk

 

Skills Training UK

http://www.skillstraininguk.com/

 

Succeed

www.succeed.ac

 

Walsall Training Centre (Construction)

http://www.walsalltraining.com/

 

Wolverhampton Homes (Construction)

https://www.wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk/aboutus/working-for-us/get-into-work/leap

 

A few useful links

About Youth (What’s on in Wolverhampton)

http://aboutyouth.org.uk/

 

Aim Higher

www.aimhigher.ac.uk

 

Base 25

http://www.base25.org/

 

Kic FM (Youth & Community Radio)

www.kicfm.com

 

The Way (Youth Zone)

http://www.thewayyouthzone.org/

 

World of Work (Labour Market Information)

http://www.wowbc.co.uk/

 

WWFC Community Trust

http://wolvescommunitytrust.org.uk/

 

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.

EBP

Wolverhampton Education Business Partnership

Ground Floor, Civic Centre

St. Peter’s Square

Wolverhampton

WV1 1RR

01902 555277

www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/ebp

ebp.info@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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.

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Disabled Access

 

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