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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…

3-4 years

Good communication is key to children's relationships and development. Your child is now becoming much more independent and will want to do more things by themselves, such as putting on their coat or getting in to the car. They will also want to talk and…

Education Benefits

Many families in Sandwell could get free school meals but don't claim for them. Find out more about how to apply for free school meals, help with the cost of school uniforms and help with school travel costs. Your child may be able to get…

Education, Training and Work

Find information on how to apply for a school place in Sandwell, school term dates and support and advice for parents and carers on all aspects of education and learning. Thinking about training or looking for a job? Get more information and advice on local…

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,…

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…

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.

Inclusion Support (Early Years) and Child Development Centre

What can the team offer? The Inclusion Support - Early Years (ISEY) and Child Development Centre is based at the Coneygre Early Years Centre, Tipton and supports children in their early years who have individual or special educational needs / disabilities (SEND). It is a multiagency service made…

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…

Parents, Carers & Siblings

Parents and carers play a vital role in their child's development and any discussions about how a child's special educational needs should be met. Their views should always be taken into account and the wishes of the child should also be heard. Which is why…