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(UK) Stourbridge: School expands to help more disabled/'sustained increase' in need for places

June 26, 2020, (UK) Stourbridge News: Boost for special education needs provision in the Dudley borough https://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/18542345.boost-special-education-needs-provision-dudley-borough/ A SPECIALIST base for youngsters with special educational needs is set to become a permanent fixture at a Brierley Hill primary school as part of a programme to boost SEND provision across the borough. The unit at Hawbush Primary School in Brierley Hill caters for up to eight children with social, emotional and mental health needs and has been in operation since January, but council bosses have now confirmed the facility will be in place permanently. Post-16 education is also set to be implemented at Halesbury School in Halesowen when four pupils aged over 16 with autism will join the roll at the special school from September 2020…. "We have seen a sustained increase in the borough in recent years in the need for specialist educational provision for young people with special educational needs…. …It will prevent pupils from having to travel long distances to get to schools outside the borough, which is what is happening in some cases currently."