LATEST - news and information
Mar 2014 - Wheelbase is looking for a new Workshop Teaching Assistant - click here to see the job description and apply!
16 Oct 2013 - We are now offering the same accredited mechanics qualification that helped one of our day school clients get an apprenticeship with Ferrari, to young people attending our evening and weekend drop in sessions – completely free! Available to all young people aged 13 – 25, give us a call for details!
16 Oct 2013 - Wheelbase drop-in sessions are back! Sessions are 6pm – 9pm Tuesday – Friday, and 10am – 1pm on Saturdays, and are free to anyone aged 13 - 25. Learn mechanics, metalwork and crafts, plus opportunities to ride motorbikes or go-karts! More
01 Aug 2013 - Free School Application - Wheelbase has been awarded funds and support from the New Schools Network to progress our application to become a Free School from Sept 2014
01 Aug 2013 - More on repairs and servicing
03 Feb 2013 - Mike Scott interviews Wheelbase Head Mick Clifford for LeftLion
28 Jan 2012 - MP for Nottingham East Chris Leslie comments on his visit to Wheelbase
01 Dec 2011 - Wheelbase on East Midlands Today
28 Aug 2011 - 21 Years of Wheelbase - see the photos
28 Jun 2011 - Watch our Promotional Video
11 Jun 2011 - The Pit Stop Challenge - staff and clients compete against the clock to change the wheels on a car - watch the video
Wheelbase helps Colin (from 'Speech & Therapy in Practice')
Shortly after being made redundant from his job as a welder, Colin had a stroke which left him with mild motor difficulties and moderate aphasia. Speech and language therapist Rebecca Allwood and occupational therapist Jane Terry reflect on the factors that enabled him to embark on a journey back to work in spite of his communication difficulties with the support of Wheelbase. Read more
WHEELBASE - an introduction
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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES for STAFF and for CLIENTS
WHEELBASE JUDGED TO BE 'GOOD' BY OFSTED
Comments from our Jan 2011 inspection report .......
"Wheelbase provides a good quality of education. It successfully meets its aim of reengaging its clients with education. Clients speak extremely highly of the opportunities that the organisation offers and several commented on how it had changed their lives for the better."
"Clients respect Wheelbase and the staff, appreciating how it has transformed their lives. As one client said, ‘I wouldn’t be myself, who I am now, if it wasn’t for this place.’ This comment reflected the feelings of many, as others smiled and nodded in agreement. Opportunities provided at Wheelbase have successfully reengaged clients with learning, increasing their self-esteem and preparing them well for worthwhile future careers. This is reflected in significantly improved attendance for many of these young people compared to their previous settings."
"Clients relate well to each other. There is a good level of camaraderie and banter, but incidents of aggression and bullying, which many of them described as typical from previous settings, rarely occur."
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OUR STAFF - A list of staff and their qualifications is available on request
NATIONAL TRAINING AWARDS 2009 - UK WINNER OF THE YEAR - Providing Education and Training
What the judges said - "This is an exceptional and inspirational training programme in the widest sense"