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Inclusion: The Local Offer


Welcome to the St Matthew’s Local Offer information. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your child further, do not hesitate to contact the school and ask to speak to the inclusion co-ordinator Miss Keates.

Information from our inclusion policy

 We are committed to giving all of our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all children. The achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our children matter. This policy helps to ensure that this school promotes the individuality of all our children, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender or background.

At our school, we value each child as a unique individual. We will strive to meet the needs of all our children and seek to ensure that we meet all statutory requirements related to matters of inclusion.

At St Matthew’s Primary School we look at the educational needs of a pupil with disabilities and, in liaison with all other professionals involved with the pupil, plan a comprehensive learning package, which will allow for measurable learning opportunities to be put in place. We will work closely with parents to ensure that their child receives the very best educational experience that St Matthew’s Primary School can offer.

At St Matthew’s Primary School we have an Equalities Policy, therefore every pupil is provided with equal opportunity to access all aspects of our curriculum.

St Matthew’s is a very wheelchair friendly school as the whole site is on one floor, with no steps to access the building. Playgrounds also have smooth, path access on both sides. The school has changing bed, shower facility and standing frame in the disabled toilet. Other equipment such as hoists, wheelchairs and adapted chairs can be obtained from the physical difficulties teams. Moving and handling training is organised on a case by case basis and will vary depending on the needs of the child.

The Governing body is confident that pupils with additional educational needs at St Matthew’s Primary School will be provided with an educational support package designed to cater for their individual educational requirements. They are informed of any changes of policy which may affect the education of pupils with additional educational needs, and in what way the school will respond to those changes. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Miss Keates (SENDCO) or the SEN governor: Mr Fenton