St. Matthew’s School has a highly inclusive ethos. We firmly believe that all children can achieve and are committed to delivering outstanding provision. Inspired by our faith and together with our parents, church and community, we aim for each pupil to reach their full potential. At St. Matthew’s we firmly believe that all children can achieve and we carefully track each child’s individual progress, tailoring support plans to their needs. A strong pastoral structure underpins the curriculum allowing pupils access to Learning Mentors and Key Workers, to ensure that barriers to learning are broken down.

Our Inclusion Team consists of:

  • Miss. Barr (Head of School/Designated Safeguarding Lead)

  • Mrs. Jones (Deputy Head of School/Inclusion Manager)

  • Mrs. Ward (SENDCO)

  • Mrs. Underwood (SEND Support)

  • Mrs. Barker (Learning Mentor)

  • Ms. Murphy (Learning Mentor)

  • Mrs. Winter (Welfare Officer)

  • Mrs. Smith (Family Support Worker)

  • Mrs. Jones (SEND administrator)

For more information about Inclusion at St. Matthew's read our SEND information report. 

For more information about SEND services in Hillingdon visit the Local Offer website here.

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This year (July 2016) as part of the Inclusion Quality Mark assessment, St. Matthew's was designated as a Centre of Excellence for Inclusion in recognition of the existing good practice and our capacity to share this with other schools. 

The report which recommended our status as a Centre of Excellence highlighted the following:

  • St. Matthew's C.E. Primary has high ambitions for every child.
  • From low starting points, especially in Speech and Language, the school aims that every child attains 'in line' by the end of Reception and then accelerates their progress to achieve above expectations by the end of KS2. 2016 KS2 results are: Maths 100%, Grammar 92%, Reading 92% and Writing 93%, a wonderful achievement for pupils having low levels of achievement on entry. 
  • The Christian values of the school are very well taught, in a way which appeals to families of other faiths. 
  • Children are polite and well-behaved. They say they love the friendships they make here, and they use the word 'Trust' to describe why they feel happy.
  • Less able children and those with barriers to learning are extremely well supported, with their progress tracked carefully against each intervention. 
  • The school offers a wealth of activities and experiences, using local and wider-London places of interest. 
  • Parents express complete support when talking about the school.
  • There is a seamless team of adults working in classrooms.
  • Children are given the opportunity to work at levels above age expectations.
  • The leadership of Inclusion is exemplary, and the materials used to track the success of interventions are superb.