Welcome to the Talking Trust and St Mary’s School and College
I am very privileged and excited to introduce myself to you as the new Chief Executive of The Talking Trust and I am very pleased to be here.
The school has a particularly long and successful history of working with and on behalf of children and young people with communication and often other associated physical or learning difficulties. Currently children and young people come to us on daily or boarding basis and many come from other parts of the country as well as those who attend from the local area. A few come from abroad too. In more recent times we expanded to include a Sixth Form College.
We pride ourselves on our experienced and specialist staff including teaching, care and health staff and on the fact that we can offer a full and broad range of curriculum subjects and other out of school hours experiences in a caring and supportive environment. We recognise the importance that you rightly place on the need for your child to develop, grow in confidence and skills so that they are fully prepared for adult life and are as independent and successful as possible. We strive for their overall improvement and achievement in their studies but also in lots of other sports, music, drama and arts activities that we have on offer. We also know that they will all be individual with their own specific strengths, qualities and interests as well as individual needs and we endeavour to ensure that these are specifically well catered for.
Most of all, we know just how precious your child is to you and we recognise the importance of nurturing and supporting them when they are away from you. We take the safeguarding and care of all our pupils and students very seriously.
I do hope that you will read the prospectus and visit us. It is important that you feel right about the school or college you choose for your youngster and this is a very important and personal decision. We respect that but we are sure that when you get to know us you will want your child to be part of our safe, stimulating, caring and exciting world.
I look forward to meeting you and your child in the future.
Dr Sharon Menghini
Doctorate (Education Leadership & Management), PGCE, SplD Diploma, M.Ed (SEN), Cert.Ed