A New Horizon For Young People
                   A Differentiated Learning Experience in an Holistic & supportive Environment
Fully Accredited Learning in the Lakes

                           SwitchED 2


Learning in the Lakes

About us

Who's who at SwitchED 2!

Andy Coates & 

the kids

My teaching background is in hospitality having worked in the industry for 10 years. My experience has been in specialised education teaching food technology, maths and science, I have also served as a member of the senior leadership team, responsible for Key Stage 4.

Rebecca Coates

I have been a Primary School Teacher for the past 11 years, leading Science for the last 10 years.   

My passion is engaging pupils through a hands on practical approach and I enjoy developing children's curiosity through investigations and experiments.  I have a keen interest in improving the environment and run an Eco Club where we plant flowers to encourage a range of wildlife as well as growing our own fruit and vegetables.   

Susie Lambert

I have been working with children and young people for over 20 years which has seen me working all over the world in a multitude of diverse settings from Sarajevo’s state run orphanage to the decks of the QE2.

I have a passionate belief in living and promoting an holistic way of life and apply this approach within my work. I have a love of the outdoors and enjoy taking advantage of the beautiful area we live and work in and can regularly be found out and about walking & biking or swimming in one of our beautiful lakes or tarns.

Mick Burnip 
Outdoor Education Instructor



The Herefords 


The Boss!

My Story

My name is Andrew Coates and my past experiences have been teaching as head of Key Stage 4 in a special educational needs school developing personalised learning programmes for pupils who need a differentiated learning approach.

An Idea is Born

Having worked in this environment for the past 10 years I have experienced a wide range of challenges for pupils to attain their aspirations and academic targets. I have provided a range of creative and bespoke packages that enable pupils to flourish and achieve their dreams.

Sharing the experiences

I have been fortunate enough to have been brought up on the farm and these experiences have given me the platform to achieve my goals and aspirations.

My plan is to provide an environment for pupils to enjoy learning and not just do it because they have to, but because they want to.

September 2017

SwitchED 2 places will be available from September 2017 and are currently in demand so please contact me for further information and I will be able to tell you more about the project.