Admissions and Local Offer
The Brier School caters for pupils who have moderate learning difficulties, complex communication difficulties, complex needs and speech and language difficulties.
Referrals can be from a number of sources such as The Local Authority, the early years team, enhanced nurseries, and assessment units. When parents of pre-school children are looking at specialist provision, the pre-school teacher may visit The Brier with parents to support them in ascertaining whether The Brier School can meet need.
Parents will be given a copy of the School’s prospectus during the visit. The Head Teacher or member of the senior leadership team may contact previous establishment and make a home or school visit if necessary.
When a place is allocated by the SEN team after consultation with the school, general forms are completed including Medical, General Consent for outdoor activities, Pupil Information and the Home School Agreement. Care plans may need to be written before entry to the school.
There is a carefully planned induction for pupils which involves a parent meeting and visits to a pupil’s new class. All pupils usually attend school on a full-time basis, although in some circumstances, phased induction may be necessary.
Parents may telephone or contact the school regularly during their child’s initial settling in period and we can also speak by telephone and contact each other in the Home/ School book.
There is a school website with detailed policies and procedures on it. Parents and carers are also welcome to phone the school office and ask for paper copies of any policies.
Requests by parents regarding transport arrangements should be Directed to
Children’s Services 01384 81430.
Dudley SENDIASSAddress Saltwells Education Centre, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 9LYTelephone 01384 817373