Special Needs Support Centre (SNSC)
Our Special Needs Support Centre, known in school as Sun Class, is an integral part of St Matthew’s School and caters for children from Reception to Year 6 with diagnoses of autistic spectrum disorders. All the children in the centre have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). 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 and Disabilities, not through the regular admissions process.
Each SNSC class (Reception/Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2) are taught by a lead teacher and experienced teaching assistants.
All children have access to the National Curriculum and they integrate, with support, into the mainstream life of the school and wider school activities. Key Stage 2 pupils have weekly swimming lessons to develop their physical and water safety skills. Other activities may include cooking and horse riding.