Welcome to the Family Team page!

We are:

Mrs Cavanagh – Learning Mentor and Safeguarding Lead (shared with Mr Langridge)

Miss Lee –  Inclusion Lead (Special Educational Need Coordinator/SENCO)

Mrs Thompson – Attendance Assistant

Our aim is to support children and families across our school. We work alongside class-based staff and other professionals within the school and from our local authority to ensure that children and young people are safe, happy and able to make progress and do well. Our support depends upon the needs of each child and family but may include:

Work with children

We are able to work with children in the classroom, in small groups or on a one to one basis depending upon their needs. We welcome the opportunity to meet with parents and carers to discuss the support which we can offer.

Parenting courses and Family SEAL
Our Incredible Years Parenting courses and Family SEAL are open to all parents, carers and extended family members. Please speak to Mrs Cavanagh if you would like any further information or to book a place.

Adult learning

We work in partnership with Trafford College and other providers to offer a range of adult learning opportunities. This term we will be running a paediatric first aid , further details are available in our newsletter.

Family Support and keeping children safe

Safeguarding and children’s well-being is paramount at St Matthew’s and we aim to offer early help in order to ensure that all our children achieve the best possible outcomes. We can meet with you at school or visit you at home if this is more convenient.

As a team we also work in conjunction with professionals from the local authority such as the school nurse, education welfare officer and social workers to offer multi agency support where this is required.

At St Matthew’s, Mrs Cavanagh leads our work on safeguarding along with Mr Johnson.

Information for parents



We run regular workshops and evening meetings for parents about how to keep children safe online. These are advertised for all parents and are free to attend.

Please follow the links below or download the documents to access information about keeping your child safe online:

Keeping Safe Online Parent Fact-sheet

Safe Search Info

Myth busting fact-sheet

Roblox Parent Info