Family Support

Welcome to the Family Team page!

We are:

Mrs S CavanaghChild and Family Development Officer and Safeguarding Lead
Miss A CharlesSENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordinator
Mrs K CalnanAttendance Assistant and Receptionist

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.

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 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 Miss Tyrer, our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Useful Information and Contacts

NSPCC0808 800
Trafford First Response0161 912 5125 during office hours0161 912 2020 out of hours
Trafford Domestic Abuse Service (TDAS)0161 872
Stretford Children’s Centre and Early Help Help Hub0161 912 5020
School Nurse – Noelle Stockwin0161 912 5179
Citizen’s Advice Bureau StretfordStretford LibraryDrop in Mondays 12.00pm – 3.00pm and Thursdays 10.00am – 1.00pm0844 499 4103Advice Line 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Stretford Food Bank07564 387
Trafford Sunrise0161 262
Kooth (online counselling for young people)
Trafford Housing Trust0300 777
Step Changes (debt support charity)0800 138 1111

St Matthew’s is not responsible for the content of any external websites

E-safety Information

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:

Useful Websites
Useful Downloads