St Matthew's is a vibrant, single from entry primary school with two hundred pupils. It is situated in the centre of Stockport and is served by St Matthew's Church. St Matthew's was the first school to join the Chester Diocese Academy Trust family in January 2014 as a sponsored academy.
At St Matthew's parents and extended family play an important role in a child's learning. They believe in securing strong partnerships which are formed in the early days and then developed and strengthened as the children go on their learning journey. St Matthew's strives to ensure that all children achieve and develop into confident young individuals who have high levels of well-being. Staff are enthusiastic and aim to encourage self-belief in their pupils. They deliver an interesting and creative curriculum within which learning is based, as far as possible, in real experience.
The vision for St. Matthew’s is encapsulated in our school motto: ‘Let Your Light Shine’.
We are always working to build a community in which everyone is empowered to know the best of themselves and to have the confidence to use their talents for the good of themselves and their communities. We help all members of our community to become resilient to the challenges that they face and to live a life that is rooted in the values of the Gospels.
Our core values provide a foundation on which we build relationships and educational experiences. They stand as a framework against which we can test the daily life of the school. This is what we do.
Succeed: Our curriculum development and delivery enable children to develop key skills and wider talents to a high standard. Through strategic investment and deployment, we will reduce the impact of barriers to learning and personal development, such as deprivation and SEND. Through planned challenge, children will develop resilience and perseverance to enable them to succeed.
Hope: Inspired by Jesus’ teachings, we face the challenges of the modern world in a manner that is full of hope. We will educate our pupils to become transformational citizens that affect positive change in local communities and across the globe.
Inspire: Through first class teaching, high-quality resources and engaging experiences, we broaden our pupils’ knowledge of the world and increase opportunity. Children will develop a curiosity and wonder about the world.
Nurture: We know the love of God and we will help our children to develop into reflective and empathetic people. We focus on building positive relationships and enabling children to know what a positive, healthy relationship looks like. We target interventions based on individual and family need, having a positive impact on our whole community’s physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing.
Empower: Children take ownership over their learning and behaviours. They contribute to decision-making that affects themselves, their classes and the whole school. They learn about Christian and British values that enable them to become active citizens.
Chester Diocesan Academies Trust
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