Stretton St Matthew's C E Primary School
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Childcare provision related to this school
- St Matthew's Link Club
Please see separate entry under 'childcare' for more details.
- Childminders also provide out of school care and some may have specified they pick up/drop off from this school.
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WBC school admission, transport, & pupil services team 01925 446226
Who to contact
Where to go
St. Matthews C Of E Primary School
- WA4 4NT
We are a friendly and caring primary school set in the village of Stretton, five miles from Warrington town centre.
Stretton St Matthew’s is a happy and harmonious place to learn and work; we strive for the highest standards in all areas of the curriculum for all children.
St Matthew’s CE Primary School is an inclusive mainstream voluntary aided Church of England primary school for 4 – 11 year olds.
- Contact Name
- Hazel Fryman (Head Teacher)
- Contact Telephone
- 01925 730371
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
- 5-11 - Primary
Schools Extended Local Offer Response
- How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
All pupils throughout the school are monitored via our Provision Mapping tool which identifies each pupil’s needs against the four areas of need in the Code of Practice, and also identifies the provision in place for that pupil (staffing, resources, activities, approaches). This is reviewed termly and is the basis for discussion between class teachers and the Inclusion Manager, particularly at transition time in July.
As recommended in the Code of Practice, there is a graduated model of action and intervention to help pupils who have special educational needs at Stretton St Matthew’s CE Primary. This approach recognises that there is a continuum of special educational need. Where necessary, increasing specialist expertise will be brought to bear on the difficulties that a pupil may be experiencing, therefore ensuring progressively more powerful interventions can be used to meet increasing need. This model also allows the range, type and intensity of interventions to be reduced as a pupil makes adequate progress.
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
Speak to your child’s class teacher who will be able to advise and liaise with the school Inclusion Manager. They will be able to advise and support. The school has an open door policy and we understand that your child’s education is a joint partnership between school and parents.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
The class teacher in consultation with the Inclusion Manager, parents and young person will discuss and plan the education program. The effectiveness of this will be monitored over time and progress will be reviewed at least termly. The class teacher will continue to inform parents of pupil progress when necessary and will update the Inclusion Manager where appropriate. The Governors will continue to monitor the progress of SEND pupils.
- How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?
School provision maps identify categories of need and resources are allocated to best fit those needs. Teachers differentiate lessons according to individual pupil needs and where necessary Education Plans are generated in consultation with parents and pupils. These detail specific targets, resources and support on an individual basis.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
Class teachers will share, discuss, and review progress and targets with parent/ carers and the young person at regular intervals. Communication diaries may be used to further support home school liaison and there will be an annual review of progress. Parents may be invited to attend training events to support further learning and there will be open lines of communication between all stakeholders.
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
Please refer to the schools policies found on our website regarding, Health and Safety, Behaviour and Well Being.
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
School will access a number of local authority specialist services such as:
Speech and language Support
Inclusion team Teachers for Learning
School will also seek private specialist services where necessary
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
School Inclusion Manager attends regular SEND training through cluster school provision to maintain up to date knowledge of SEND practice.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?
At Stretton St Matthew’s CE Primary School we seek to include all pupils in all activities and will work closely with parents/carers to ensure barriers to participation are catered for. Risk assessments will be shared with pupils and families to ensure correct provision is in place.
- How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?
Stretton St Matthew’s CEn Primary School is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
School works closely with local secondary schools to ensure smooth transition for all pupils. Careful programmes of transition are created to meet the individual needs of pupils and parents are encouraged to accompany pupils where appropriate .School ensures formal and informal meetings are held to share knowledge, data, progress and any other relevant information/documentation with the receiving school so that a complete picture of each student is shared.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
Provision mapping identifies categories of need for an individual, class and whole school basis. Funds are allocated to best meet the needs of pupils and spending is regularly reviewed to ensure the school is utilising funds to ensure the very best practice and support is in place.
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
Following detailed assessment of the pupil, the Class teacher, in consultation with the Inclusion Manager, will decide the nature and regularity of individual pupil support. This may be more appropriate as a small group intervention or if the need arises on a 1:1 basis. Support will change according to the ongoing review of need and this will be discussed with parents/carers and the child.
For Pupils with a statement or EHCP further consultation will take place with all stakeholders as to the success and requirements of intervention and the funding that is available to school