Many of Dudley's early years settings, schools and colleges have a Provision Map to show the additional and/or different teaching and support that they offer for children and young people with SEND.
The Dudley SEN Provision Maps detail the type of support you can expect to be able to access where appropriate, in all four areas of need.
The maps show what is available to all children in education (Universal service) including training and resources. Also, more specific support is described under the heading of Targeted Services: this will include additional resources and strategies required to meet the needs of your child and can be funded by the setting through their own delegated SEN budget.
Specialist education services work with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities:- autism spectrum disorders, specific language impairments, complex medical conditions, hearing, vision and physical impairments, who are 0-16 years of age and live within the Dudley Borough and attend Dudley provision.
SES delivers support and advice to them, their families and early years and educational settings they attend working in partnership with professionals from other services and agencies. The aim is to raise standards, aspirations and expectations, enable full access to the curriculum and inclusion within the setting and thereby improve educational, social, emotional and physical outcomes.
If 16 -19 education providers require support and advice they can commission work from the SES.
We provide an educational and child psychology service. Our purpose is to promote the learning, development and emotional well-being of children and young people.
Is a team of 8 specialist counsellors, who use skills and strategies from many different models of counselling and psychotherapy and they have knowledge and experience in the following: Individual counselling with children, young people and adults; Group therapy with children, young people and adults; Family work; Working with young children; Working with children with special needs; Person Centred Counselling; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Play Therapy and Jungian theory.
The Education Investigation Service (EIS) is an independent service established to ensure that all children have access to education either at school or otherwise.
The EIS are responsible for ensuring that parents meet their responsibilities in ensuring their child does access education and responding to complaints from school if a child is not attending school on a regular basis.
We are responsible for children who are permanently excluded from school. There is a duty on the Local Authority to place in full time education within 6 school days.
We provide advice and guidance to Headteachers, governors and parents on the topic of permanent exclusion from school.
Dudley Learning Support Service (LSS) is a traded service working in partnership with Dudley schools and other educational settings to raise the standards of achievement for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN), particularly in the areas of learning difficulties (literacy and numeracy) and specific learning difficulties / Dyslexia.
Dudley LSS comprises of a team of highly experienced teachers all with additional post-graduate Specialist SEN qualifications.
The vast majority of the work purchased by schools is in the form of detailed 1:1 assessment of an individual pupil's Literacy and/or Numeracy skills and then advice and support as to how this pupil's SEN could best be met in school through suggested targeted outcomes and provision. Pupils assessed by Dudley LSS will be identified by their school SENCo as requiring additional SEN support.
Dudley LLS is a traded service schools purchase support from us and therefore we do not take referrals directly from parents. Parents concerned about their child's learning needs should, in the first instance, discuss these with the school SENCO.
The Virtual School provides support to children who are looked after by Dudley council and to those attending Dudley schools who are looked after by other Local Authorities.