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St. Matthew’s is committed to valuing and respecting everybody. We treat everyone in our school family equally. Here are some examples of the work we do at St Matthew’s to make our school a place of compassion, respect and peace.

Parents guide to social networks

The NSPCC and O2 have updated their guide to the social networks which may be used by children and young people. Please copy and paste the link below in to your browser to view this

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

You can also see our Family Support page for more websites which give information about keeping safe online or check out this useful fact-sheet:

Keeping Safe Online Parent Fact-sheet

 

Happily Ever After 

St Matthew’s enjoyed an AMAZING play called ‘Happily Ever After’ with our Juniors.

The play is based on the children’s book ‘King and King’ and tells the story of two princes who fall in love. The play explores different families, same-sex relationships, equal marriage and the negative impact of homophobia. We are proud to be one of the first schools in Greater Manchester to support this project and help teach our children about the diverse society they live in.

Following the play the children listened to the actors and LGBT young people as part of a Q&A session. The children then returned to class to discuss what they had learned and create artwork inspired by the message of the play. Great stuff!

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Anti-bullying Week

St. Matthew’s is committed to making our school safe and happy. No one should live with bullying and we are a proud anti-bullying school.

This year for anti-bullying week, the children in each class produced a video tackling a different kind of bullying. The message from our classes was clear:

RAISE YOUR VOICE AND STAMP OUT BULLYING!

Please take a look at the brilliant videos below and on the children’s class blogs.

Nursery

Reception

Year One

Year Two

Class Blossom

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Year Six