Welcome to the Family Team page!

We are:

Mrs Cavanagh – Child and Family Development Officer and Safeguarding Lead (shared with Mr Langridge)

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

Mrs Calnan – Attendance Assistant and Office Administrator

Mrs Kour Swalley – Teaching Assistant, behaviour support and pastoral groups

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. Our next Incredible Years Programme begins in January and lasts for 14 weeks.

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 Langridge.

Useful Information and Contacts

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 or help@nspcc.gov.uk

Childline – 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

Multi Agency Assessment Referral Team (MARAT) 0161 912 5125

Trafford Domestic Abuse Service (TDAS) 0161 872 7368 www.tdas.org.uk

Stretford Children’s Centre and Early Help Help Hub 0161 912 5020

School Nurse – Noelle Stockwin 0161 912 5179

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Stretford

Drop in Mondays 12.00pm – 3.00pm and Thursdays 10.00am – 1.00pm

Advice Line 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday (Closed on Bank Holidays)

Services and support available:Legal advice, money advice, employment advice, immigration advice, housing advice

Stretford Library,
Kingsway,Manchester,M32 8SG 0844 499 4103 http://www.traffordcab.org.uk/
Food Bank Stretford 07564 387 209 info@stretford.foodbank.org.uk
Trafford Sunrise 0161 262 1622 info@justpsychology.co.uk
Kooth (online counselling for young people) https://kooth.com/
Trafford Housing Trust 0300 777 7777 customer@mytht.co.uk
Step Changes (debt support charity) 0800 138 1111 https://www.stepchange.org/
St Matthew’s is not responsible for the content of any external websites


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