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

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.

Rethinking and reskilling after Covid - Thu 3rd December

One positive to come out of the past few difficult months is that many people in the Black Country are taking the time to have a bit of a reset.

Regenerating Brierley Hill - Tue 25th August

Brierley Hill has massive potential and work is underway to regenerate it and turn it into a successful and thriving area.

Coronavirus community information: National Express - Fri 26th June

National Express is our biggest local private sector employer employing some 350 drivers, engineers and back office staff.

Coronavirus community information: Black Country Food Bank - Thu 11th June

The Covid crisis has seen Black Country Food Bank work overtime and help some 7,000 people over the past few months. You can help Jen and the team by donating food items or volunteering.

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