Welcome to St Matthew's
A message from our Headteacher
I have had the privilege of leading St Matthew's as Headteacher since September 2018. I have previously been a leader at St Patrick's RC High School which is a National Teaching School. I have a clear remit to bring the same standards of Catholic excellence of those enjoyed at the National teaching school to the community at St Matthew's.
My vision is clear. I expect the highest standards, in order to achieve the best for our young people.
I am a parent and therefore know how precious every child is. I am committed to working in partnership with parents and know that by working together we will ensure that every child enjoys school, is happy and has the opportunity to thrive and achieve their best.
I will be keeping the messages to children simple, respect your learning and the learning of others. Most importantly all students will be told by me that I expect them to respond appropriately to any reasonable request from an adult in school.
I look forward to meeting you, working together to be of service to our school community, as we continue on our journey of great and exciting change.
Face Coverings Guidance
The DfE has issued new guidance for the use of face coverings in schools in areas under local intervention. The link can be found here;
Manchester is currently one of these areas under restrictions and so this guidance DOES apply to St Matthew's.
The guidance states that face coverings should be worn by adults and students when moving around, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Students will be guided and advised of these arrangements, including the safe use and removal of face coverings during their induction back into school. Face coverings will not be required during formal lessons.
All students will be asked to come to school with a face covering on their first day back.
Extra Bus Capacity
Transport for Greater Manchester has set up a dedicated web page, see link below, where you can find all the latest information with regards to extra services.
For any queries please call 0161 224 1000 or use the online enquiry form at tfgm.com/contact-form.
Allow extra time for your journey in case services are full. Wear a face covering. Clean your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser. Use contactless payment or exact change only.
Save the Date
Virtual Open Events
Thursday 17 September 9:15 to 10:45am
Tuesday 29 September 9:15 to 10:45am
Thursday 8 October 4:30 to 6:30pm
Please RSVP to the following email address stating on which date you would like to attend in order to book onto these virtual events. email@example.com
Guidance from the Government for Schools and Colleges is something that is continually changing. As always, we will follow the latest guidance from the Government with regards to opening our school to our young students.
For the most recent and up to date information on the Coronavirus please visit the public Health England Website using the following link button:
Please refer to the letters section of the Parents Tab for the most up to date information regarding school life. Letters will be archived after each term but will be kept in the archive folder for parents to refer back to. If you cannot find the information you are looking for then please don't hesitate to contact school direct.
We are delighted to introduce Ziggy's new website.
Zaheer and his team have been working hard to continue to provide quality uniforms and service.
Changes have been made instore to adhere to new guidelines. There is now a booking system on their website for appointments, for your safety.
There is also an option to order your uniforms online.