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  1. Transition to Secondary School

    For children with SEND the transfer from primary school to secondary school can be particularly daunting. Proper planning along with discussions and the sharing of information between schools is vital if the children are to be identified and supported effectively during and after the transfer.…
  2. Education after 16

    All children and young people have the right to full-time education up to the age of 16 and now must attend education, attend training or be employed from 16-18. Many young people with special educational needs and disabilities benefit enormously from these last few years,…
  3. Going to university

    Higher education is an opportunity to study a subject to a higher level, such as a bachelor's degree or foundation degree. If you are a student with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) you are not covered by the same law that covers colleges but…
  4. Universal services

    Universal Health Services are accessible to all children and young people. In some cases, there will be similar services available especially for people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities.
  5. Independent Travel Training

    What is independent travel training? It is the process that teaches someone to learn how to travel a specific route on their own and in a safe and responsible way: a unique learning programme specifically designed to meet each trainee's individual needs one-to-one flexible bespoke…
  6. Key data

    This page shows key data relating to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Sandwell. The Department for Education publishes this data every year for every local authority. However, if you feel we should add more information please contact us. Click on the titles below…
  7. Mental health

    Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through…

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