Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Our SEND Vision

At St Matthew's, we value all pupils equally and recognise that every child is unique and special. We strive to ensure that all children develop their skills and make good progress throughout their time here. Our diverse and inclusive school is a place where each individual’s achievements are celebrated and children are supported and encouraged to realise their full potential. We aim to be a school where everyone feels included, valued, happy and excited about learning. 

As a school, we are committed to ensuring all children receive:

  • high quality teaching alongside their peers 
  • access to a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum
  • full inclusion in all aspects of school life
  • individualised provision and/or extra adult support when needed in order to meet individual needs

We recognise the importance of not only supporting children’s academic progress, but also developing their behavioural, emotional and social skills in order to help them to become confident, enthusiastic and independent learners. We ensure that parents are fully informed of their child's progress at regular points throughout the year, and work alongside the Local Authority and Health Professionals to provide the most effective provision for pupils in our care.

The documents below will give you more detailed information about SEND provision in our school. If you wish to discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me: 

Miss Clare Hextall, SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) 01204 333005 

Our Local Authority SEND Officer is Michelle Patton. She can be contacted on 01204 332016 or via email: Michelle.Patton@bolton.gov.uk

For further SEND resources and information, please visit the SEND and Signalong pages in the classes section. Click here to take you to the SEND page and click here to take you to the Signalong page.

SEND Documents

Access the Local Offer

Since September 2014, each local authority in England has published a Local Offer for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years who have a special educational need or disability.

Please click on the link below for Bolton Council’s Local Offer.

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