Curriculum

St Dominic’s is proud to offer a tailored Needs Led curriculum that begins at Key Stage 2 and builds towards academic and vocational qualifications at Key Stages 4 and 5. Details for each key stage can be obtained within this section or by following up with the school

We aim for pupils and students to be actively involved in their learning by ensuring that learning experiences take into account the different approaches and contexts pupils and students require for optimal learning to take place. Pupils and students are provided with a range of relevant, coherent, engaging, challenging and personalised learning experiences across the Waking Day Curriculum so that they can achieve the following competencies:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible Citizens
  • Effective contributors

In order for all pupils and students to achieve the four competencies the Curriculum at St Dominic’s is based on six key principles:

  • Personalisation and Choice
  • Relevance and coherence
  • Challenge and enjoyment
  • Breadth  and depth
  • Progression
  • Collaboration

 

The residential special school provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people. Ofsted – March 2018

 

 

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Robin Hood – The Pantomime!!

This week the drama club pupils performed Robin Hood, the pantomime. They worked extremely hard in the rehearsals leading up to the show and the show itself was a huge success. There was lots of laughter, booing and cheering from …

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Remembrance Sunday

As part of Remembrance Sunday the staff & students gathered in the Chapel Gardens amongst the beautiful ceramic poppies created previously by pupils and students based on the Tower of London installation. At the start of the ceremony, Mr Ward read …

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Surrey Careers Fair

The Year 10s have attended the Surrey Careers Fair held at Epsom Racecourse. The event is designed to give young people an insight into the range of opportunities available to them after Year 11. Exhibitors included colleges, employers, and apprenticeship/training providers. …

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9HOL class have started a new topic – Natural Hazards. They have started studying hurricanes and the impact that they have on not only the environment, but also on the housing that people live in. To help consolidate understanding, pupils had a budget …

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