Our SEND specialists are Mrs Costello (BA QTS Special Educational Needs) (NASENCo), Miss Palmer (BA QTS Language and Communication), Mrs Stow (BSC Occupational Therapy) and Mrs Watson (BSc Psychology)
Read more about SEND across the curriculum here:
SEND across the Curriculum: Our Vision
At St Matthew's, we are proud to be an Inclusive School. Through regular monitoring of the provision we offer, we are able to provide a secure, caring and happy environment in which all pupils can succeed.
All staff work closely together to identify individual learning needs. Once a specific need has been identified, a personalised Learning Plan is created to specify how we will adapt the provision and set targets for the child as an individual. The Learning Plan incorporates advice from specialist agencies, where appropriate, and will consider the best way to deliver support. For example, this may be a mixture of in-class support, small group work with a teaching assistant, targeted interventions, special arrangements, or the provision of special equipment and resources. The Learning Plans are shared with children and parents, and are reviewed regularly throughout the school year. At St Matthew's we follow The Graduated Approach - please find more information about this below.
Our SENDCo, Miss Palmer, works collaboratively with class teachers to provide support across our school. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Palmer via the school office if you have any queries regarding your child's needs.