Welcome to the McGinty Speech and Language Centre
The Centre is a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) attached to West Malling CE Primary School for children with an EHCP indicating their primary need as a severe speech and/or language disorder.
There are currently two specialist teaching groups within the McGinty SRP, one that accommodates EYFS and Key Stage 1 children (Poppy class) and the other for Key Stage 2 children (Daisy class). The children are supported by Specialist Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants.
Children that attend the McGinty Speech and Language Centre belong to both the SRP
and a mainstream class. All children at the Language Centre include with their mainstream class for assemblies, lunchtimes and playtimes and we offer a bespoke inclusion for all subjects.
We are immensely proud of our children and of the provision that we offer here and warmly invite parents to come and look around when considering placement options for their children. Please contact us on 01732 842061 to speak with Sophie Ogden, Teacher in Charge, for more information and to arrange a visit.
Children at the McGinty Speech and Language Centre have access to on-site Forest School sessions with a fully qualified Forest School Leader. Spending time in Forest School offers the children opportunities to develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning experiences.
What our parents say….
Following a parent questionnaire in November 2022, 100% of our parents who submitted a response said that:
‘My child loves McGinty Centre. They have helped him a lot and he has achieved more than our expectations.’
‘The McGinty Centre is wonderful and supportive.’
What our pupils say…….
‘I feel happy in class because I get so much help.’
‘School makes me feel confident and happy. My brain is saying come on you can do this!’
Who’s Who in the McGinty Speech & Language Centre
Key Stage 1 & EYFS – Poppy Class
Mrs S Ogden – Specialist Teacher and Teacher in Charge
Mrs D Head – Specialist Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Hook – Specialist Teaching Assistant
Mrs F MacDonald-Gay – Specialist Teaching Assistant
Miss S Skelly – Specialist Teaching Assistant
Key Stage 2 – Daisy Class
Mrs F Ray – Specialist Teacher
Mrs E Reeves – Specialist Teacher
Miss E Beadle – Specialist Teaching Assistant
Miss W Chapman – Specialist Teaching Assistant
Miss L Crann – Specialist Teaching Assistant
Mrs M Denby – Specialist Teaching Assistant
Mr C White – Specialist Teaching Assistant
Mrs L Jones – SEN Administrator
The links below provide useful information and support for parents and families of children with speech, language and communication needs: