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Dudley Learning Support Service (LSS)

Who we are…
  • A team of highly experienced specialist teachers with additional Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) qualifications who work within the principles and guidelines of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: 0-25 years (2015).

  • We are committed to working in partnership with schools, parents, governors and other professionals to raise the standards of achievement for pupils with SEN.

Who's who in the team

What we do…

We work in a variety of ways to ‘support schools in supporting pupils’ by offering services in the following areas:

  • Assessment of pupils


What you can expect from us….
  • A professional, high quality service that is tailored to meet the needs of individual settings.

  • A yearly Service Level Agreement (SLA) purchase meeting.

  • A termly caseload planning meeting.

  • An allocated Specialist Teacher.

  • Up–to-date advice and support re: SEND topics

  • A team of highly experienced Specialist Teachers, who have or are studying for additional SEN and/or SpLD qualifications at Level 7, enabling the team to undertake GCSE Access Arrangements Testing in line with current JCQ regulations and the assessment and teaching of pupils with Dyslexia.

  • Many of the LSS Team have previous experience in the role of SENCo within Dudley Schools. Therefore they have excellent knowledge of SEND in the local context.

  • LSS have established links with outside agencies, resulting in co-ordinated support.

  • Continued Professional Development on a range of SEND topics and intervention programmes.

  • Termly SENCo Forum.

How to access our services…

Details of our costs and services can be found in the documents on our 'Services Available' page.