THE Mayor of Dudley called into a Halesowen primary school which has recently opened a new early years inclusion hub facility for youngsters with additional needs.

The borough’s first citizen saw Caslon Primary Community School in action, stopping by classrooms to meet the children and learn about what they were doing.

She also visited their Beech Tree base attached to the school which hosts 14 children from across the borough who have social, emotional and mental health needs.

She also dropped into see one of the borough’s five new early years inclusion hubs for children with additional needs which has recently got up and running.

There are currently four children within the school’s main nursery using the service, while work on a new building is underway, the council said.

The Mayor, Councillor Andrea Goddard, said: “It was wonderful to meet the children and staff of Caslon Primary Community School. They were incredibly welcoming and really enthusiastic about their learning.

“It was also great to see the work of the Beech Tree service and the new early years inclusion hubs which both help to support children with additional needs.”

Lynnette Holden-Gough, headteacher at Caslon Primary Community School, said it was “an honour” to welcome the Mayor to the school and she added:” The children loved meeting her and showing her their work. It was a memorable morning for all involved.”