Learning difficulties and Covid

Saturday 15th August 2020

One of my priorities is to make sure local children with speech and learning difficulties get the best education and care possible. Pens Meadow  School is doing an incredible job with their pupils, despite Covid having a big impact. The school is now preparing for September and I caught up with Headteacher Marie Hunter and local dad Steve Hermon.

Previous Podcasts

Live from my 8th annual jobs fair - Tue 18th October

I hosted a packed jobs fair at Merry Hill shopping centre and I’d like to thank every single business and organisation that took the time to come along and speak to local people.

Pensnett needs a GP surgery - Thu 8th September

At the start of the pandemic, GPs in Pensnett were moved to Brierley Hill and the High Oak Surgery became a Respiratory Assessment Centre. We need a permanent GP surgery back in Pensnett.

Taking young people off benefits - Wed 10th November

There’s just over a month left until the government Kickstart scheme ends. It is a fantastic scheme that takes young people off benefits and puts them into quality jobs.

JOBS JOBS JOBS!!! - Tue 19th October

I’m really pleased to report that Dudley and the West Midlands currently have more job vacancies than before the pandemic.

Delivering for Dudley's special needs pupils - Wed 12th May

We have some excellent special needs schools here in Dudley such as Pens Meadow - I was proud to open their post-16 building 4 years ago.

Pandemic money for Dudley - Thu 1st April

Spring is coming and things are slowly looking up. Over the past year we’ve spent millions on helping people, families and businesses get through the pandemic.

In conversation with Netherton C of E - Tue 26th January

Our local schools are doing a fantastic job taking lessons online during this challenging time.

Rolling out Covid vaccines in Dudley - Mon 18th January

Dudley’s doctors and nurses and support staff are doing an incredible job in rolling out the vaccines locally. But they are still under a lot of pressure from Covid right now.

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