Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


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Hi - my name is Mrs Holmes and I am the SENCO at St Matthew's!

St Matthew's SEN information report

At St Matthew's Primary School, we strive to support all children to enable them to ‘Let their Light Shine’. All our children receive quality first teaching, which is detailed in Stockport’s Entitlement Framework. This means that a range of teaching and learning approaches are used and appropriate learning objectives are set for all children with a curriculum matched to their needs.

All our classes are supported by teaching assistants and children are also offered small group work or catch up programmes if needed. This includes additional support for children needing extra input from staff to develop their social skills or to improve their emotional well-being through work with our pastoral team.  

The four categories of special educational need provided for within our school setting are:

  • cognition and learning;
  • social, emotional and mental health;
  • communication and interaction;
  • sensory/ physical.


The progress and attainment of every pupil is reviewed every term by the class teacher and Senior Leadership Team at which time provision may be adjusted to meet identified needs. You will be informed about your children’s general progress through parents' evenings that take place twice a year and through a detailed written report on your child at the end of the year.

If your child continues to have difficulty after interventions or has a high level of additional need when they join the school, they may be considered to have special educational needs. You may have concerns about your child and feel that they need additional help.  This page has been designed to inform you of the types of support available for your child at St Matthew's.  It will give you information on who can help and how this support can be accessed.

If your child is identified as having a special educational need, a graduated approach will be applied.  The individual will receive cycles of assess, plan, do, review (APDR). Children are supported with a SEND support plan or with a education health and care plan (EHCP). The level of support that each individual requires will be determined collaboratively with parents/carers.

This information report is based on the statutory Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice and the following legislation:
• Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014, which sets out schools’ responsibilities for pupils with SEN and disabilities
• The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, which set out schools’ responsibilities for Education, health and care (EHC) plans, SEN co-ordinators (SENCOs) and the SEN information report.

Please find our school's special educational needs and disability policy at the top of this page.

The Local Offer

The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011).  The Stockport Local Offer provides advice, information and services to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Stockport Entitlement Framework

The local authority has worked with parents, early years settings, schools, colleges and a range of professionals to develop Stockport’s entitlement framework. This document will help teachers and school leaders to further improve how they support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and help parents to understand how the needs of their children should be met.

In order to make our offer for St Matthew's Primary School accessible and user friendly, we have structured the information in this SEND information report around a set of FAQs - see aboveFurther information to show our graduated response to an individual's needs can also be found here.

Information about the Stockport Outcomes Framework can be found here.

Information about Stockport's Co-production Charter can be found here. 

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**For further information, advice and resources to support your child at home please visit the 'Classes' tab at the top.  Here you will find a page titled 'Supporting Children with Additional Needs'.  We hope you find it useful.**

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