Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Accessibility

At St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, we are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of primary school life. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all pupils and take into account the additional support
required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Miss Helen Shawcross is the Designated Teacher for Looked after Children and also the SENDCO. Along with the headteacher, Mrs Alderson, she is responsible for ensuring all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEND. We have a designated SEND Governor, Mrs Helen Hall, who works closely with the SENDCO to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of SEND provision for all children at St Matthew’s.

Our SEND Information Report, which you can find at the bottom of this page, aims to detail our ‘Local Offer’ to children and families who have an interest in, or need additional SEND provision. If you should require any additional information, please contact Miss Shawcross or Mrs Alderson who would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Our SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator), Miss Helen Shawcross, can be contacted on 0191 489 8355 or via the email – hshawcross@stmatthewsjarrow.co.uk

Our Senior Mental Health Lead is Mrs E Alderson (Headteacher) and she can also be contacted via the School Office email at office@stmatthewsjarrow.co.uk

SEND Policy Autumn 2022

SEND Information Report 2022