We would like to thank those of you who took the time to respond to the proposal to close the residential provision at St Dominic’s and provide feedback.  Please see the News page for the final Consultation Report.

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

 

 

Latest News

St Dominic’s Residential Closure Proposal

The school recently consulted, between Wednesday 30th January 2019 and Wednesday 20th March 2019, on a proposal to close the residential care provision at St Dominic’s School. The rationale for this change is to ensure the future financial viability of …

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Residential Provision rated Outstanding

I was delighted that our Residential Provision was again rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted following their inspection in February.  I am so proud of all our staff; it is through their dedication, commitment and hard work as individuals and teams that …

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Roman Soldiers!

Year 7 groups worked really hard at making their own Roman Shields. They had a great time practising Roman Tactics outside and charging the enemy!  

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Raystede Animal Shelter

This term Year 8 have been studying poetry. With this in mind, we organised a trip to Raystede Animal Shelter. The trip gave the students the opportunity to observe the animals to inspire them to write their own poems.  

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