SEN Information Report and The Local Offer
The school values of St Matthew’s Church of England School of faith, learning together, respect and choices reflect in the kind of provision made for pupils with learning difficulties and special educational needs (SEN). The Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team and staff resolutely promise to serve the local community and work tirelessly to support children and their families. The OFSTED Inspection Report (2012) stated that, 'Staff say they are "on a mission to provide our very best for the children."'
Early identification of pupils with SEN and providing specific intervention is a priority at St Matthew’s. The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and school staff work hard to ensure that provision supports pupils to make progress and meet their potential. The school provides learning for pupils with a range of learning difficulties, including pupils with Statements of Special Educational Needs who have more specific difficulties (e.g. pupils on the autistic spectrum) and pupils who have mild learning difficulties and require intervention and support to ‘catch up’.
Staff at St Matthew’s strive to make links and work in partnership with parents to provide a good education for their children. The National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools’ Report (2012) identified that the school was outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners, stating that, ‘St Matthew’s, a very effective and highly inclusive school, has built the trust and confidence of an exceptionally mixed community in the area…’ and ‘A very inclusive school, where the strengths of all the pupils are recognised and celebrated.’
To view the SEN Information Report and Accessiblity Plan click below.