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Cherry Tree Learning Centre

The Cherry Tree Learning Centre supports children and young people living in the Dudley borough who are unable to access their mainstream/special school due to ill health.

Pupils aged 5-16 years are referred to Cherry Tree for issues related to mental health, including self-harm, anxiety, school ‘phobias’, separation anxiety and depression, as well as a variety of physical medical conditions.  Cherry Tree Learning Centre is committed to working in partnership with schools, educational settings, parents and other professionals in order to ensure the educational/emotional needs of this vulnerable group of children and young people are appropriately met.

The Centre recognises that the best place for any pupil to be educated is in their mainstream or special school and we provide reintegration support, if required, when the child/young person is ready to return to their mainstream school.

Cherry Tree Learning Centre provides:
• Home teaching
• Hospital teaching (Russells Hall Hospital)
• Small group teaching in Cherry Tree Learning Centre

Referrals are made by schools, supported in writing by a medical professional.

Teenage pregnancy

Cherry Tree Learning Centre also supports the work of the Teenage Pregnancy Education Support Officer for all teenage parents aged 16 or under.

  • Referrals should be made as soon as possible to ensure support for the young person even if the chosen path is termination.
  • Pregnant girls remain in their mainstream school for as long as possible before the birth and are supported back into school appropriately. Assistance is also given to ensure childcare is in place under the Care to Learn Scheme.
  • Young fathers are also supported educationally and wider support is provided by the designated Young Father’s Support Worker on the Teenage Pregnancy/Respect Yourself team.

Referrals can be made direct via the Cherry Tree Learning Centre.