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Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark

The Sandwell Well-being charter is a school's opportunity to commit to improving the mental health and well-being of everyone connected with the school.  The Charter Mark consists of three elements The Charter Mark School Audit The Healthy Mind, Happy Me Curriculum The Pupil Well-being Survey…

School Closures

From time to time schools may have no other option but to close, if heating breaks down, bad weather or public health emergency. School closure updates will be posted on the Sandwell Facebook page as soon as they are announced. Sandwell Council also tweet about Sandwell school…

School Term Dates

School Term dates and holidays Some academies and voluntary aided church schools may not follow this schedule. You are advised to check with these schools directly. We strongly recommend that you check exact dates with your school - especially before you book a holiday. School Term Dates…

Sex and relationships

It’s natural for kids to want to know more about sex and relationships. Younger children start asking about sex and the changes that happen during puberty. Older teenagers will start dating and become sexually active. Parents can feel unsure how to talk about sex and…

Short breaks for parents and carers of disabled children

Sandwell Short Breaks Offer is a list of specially commissioned short breaks for children and young people with a disability or SEN. If you have a social worker from the Children with Disabilities team, talk to them about short breaks. Short Breaks eligibility for more information…

Social Care, Short Breaks & Childcare

Some disabled children and their parents will need practical support both inside the home and outside it. Local authorities have a legal responsibility to help families with disabled children.  Social care is a term that generally describes all forms of personal care and other practical…

SPDC Activities, Events and News

Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children (SPDC) seeks to ensure that all disabled children, young people and their families shall have access to a range of positive play and leisure opportunities enabling them to be safe, healthy and happy and that focus on enjoyment and achievement.…

Starting school

School is not just a place where your children learn, grow and develop, it's also a place where they have social groups and a sense of routine.  Starting school may lead to feelings of anxiety and uncertainty for children. Changing from a home routine to…

Supporting Communication and Language in Sandwell 0-5 Years of Age

Sandwell Keeps Talking is Sandwell’s initiative to promote Early Language and Communication Skills. There is lots you can do to help support the children you work with to develop their language and communication skills. Direct your parents to the Sandwell Keeps Talking Families page for advice and…

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a Government scheme to help with the cost of childcare. Parents can open an online childcare account which you can pay into to cover the cost of childcare with a registered provider and the government will add to the account.