Special Needs Support Centre (SNSC)

The Special Needs Support Centre (or Sun Class as it is known by our pupils) is our 15 place Special Needs Support Centre for pupils in Key Stage Two.

The SNSC is an integral part of St Matthew’s School and caters for children with diagnoses of autistic spectrum disorders.  All the children have a Educational Health Care Plan. An individual teaching programme for each child is planned and developed by the school and other professionals are involved which ensures that the educational needs of all the children are met.

Places in the centre are allocated via Surrey County Council Special Educational Needs, not through the regular admissions process.

Miss Forbes is the Lead Teacher for the Support Centre. Other professionals including a Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist also provide support for the children.

All children have access to the National Curriculum and they integrate, with support, into the mainstream life of the school.  The children in Sun Class have weekly swimming lessons to develop their physical and water safety skills. Other activities include cooking and horse riding.

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