Special Needs Support Centre (SNSC) - Sun Class

St Matthew's has a 15 place Special Needs Support Centre, which is known within the school as Sun Class.  The teacher in charge is Mrs Hill. The learning is supported by Mrs Jancek, Mrs O'Driscoll and Mrs Framp.

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.

A Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist are involved with working with individual 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.