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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

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The McGinty Speech and Language Centre SRP

Welcome to the McGinty Speech and Language Centre SRP

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. 

What our parents say….

Following a parent questionnaire in May 2024, 100% of our parents who submitted a response said that:

  • Their children feel happy and safe at school. 
  • The McGinty SRP meets their child’s SEND.
  • They would recommend this school to another parent. 


‘My child loves McGinty Centre. They have helped him a lot and he has achieved more than our expectations.’

'We are beyond grateful for all the support that all the teachers and support staff provide. The change we have witnessed both academically and emotionally is significant. '

'The provision at the McGinty Centre is excellent - it really is second to none.  My child is so well taught and so well looked after in every way.  We couldn't recommend it highly enough'

'The most supportive, caring and inspirational school a family could ever ask for.  We never want to leave!' 


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!’

McGinty Welcome Video.mp4

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Forest School

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. 


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 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

Mrs C Savage - Specialist Teaching Assistant

Mr C White – Specialist Teaching Assistant

Mrs L Jones – SEN Administrator


Useful Links

The links below provide useful information and support for parents and families of children with speech, language and communication needs: