The Brier is the flagship special school for the borough of Dudley with a strong reputation in the local community and beyond. It is housed on 'Campus 21' in a state of the art modern building in between two mainstream schools.
I am very proud to lead such a successful school, which I have done since January 2005. The children are so warm and welcoming, it makes working here extremely rewarding and worthwhile. We are especially proud of the progress pupils make from their starting points and that the children are happy coming to school.
The school vision is encapsulated in our motto: Preparing for life, building on our strengths.
At The Brier we aim to educate the pupils so that when they leave they will be able to be part of society in whatever capacity their needs allow. Everyone has something to offer and it is our job to ensure that we recognise all abilities, are inclusive and build on all that the children have.
Our ethos is that we are an inclusive school where children, once placed at the school, will enjoy their school life, make friends and be educated safely and supportively. We have high expectations of the children and staff, and aim to find out what each individual can and could do, and build on those skills and attributes.
We want to encourage an ethos where learning is purposeful, fun and rewarding. The children, in their turn, will be ready to learn and enjoy coming into school.
The staff are highly trained and dedicated to get the best from each child in a school that uses personalised learning wherever appropriate.
We aim to work with parents and carers so that they too feel part of the education of their child.
Mr R Hinton
Please be aware that for the safety of the children the school runs a mobile phones policy
Visitors may bring mobile phones on to the school site, but when visiting the main school are asked to switch them off and place them out of sight until they leave the building and have exited the school gate.