**  ST DOMINIC’S SCHOOL IS NOW CLOSED AND WILL RE-OPEN FOR PUPILS AND STUDENTS ON WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2019 **

TERM DATES FOR 2020/21 HAVE BEEN RELEASED AND CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE ‘FAMILIES’ TAB. 

Go to the News page to view updated time-lapse video of the Performing Arts Centre build.

Whole School Progress

In 2015-16 St. Dominic’s launched its new assessment system: SAVI. Using the new national curriculum, GCSE course content and our own assessment criteria, the school developed ‘Learning and Thinking Skills’ to measure pupil and student progress.

Learning and Thinking Skills makes allowances for the spiky profiles that pupils and students at St. Dominic’s enter the school with. Gaps in learning are easily targeted, and areas of exceptional performance are also captured rather than the ‘best fit’ approach captured by national curriculum levels.

Progress is measured against age related norms in order to allow the school to target the areas of greatest need for individual pupils and students.

The school has also developed assessment against ‘needs led’ outcomes: non-curricular outcomes that captures progress made through transdisciplinary input. These are:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Learning to Learn
  • Myself and Others
  • Language and Communication
  • Functional Independence

Using this data, the school has defined measure of Less than Expected progress in order to demonstrate the pupils and students who are closing the gap that exists between them and their age-related expectations.

Key Stage 2 Progress

Key Stage 3 Progress

Whole School Progress

 

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 2019

 

 

Latest News

Awards ceremony!

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Sports Day 2019!

At the schools annual Sports Day we had the privilege and honour of hosting sporting personality Danielle Waterman. Danielle, also known as Nollie, is an esteemed and well-respected rugby player who has made 82 appearances for England. Nollie, who represented Team …

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Activities Week at St Dominic’s!

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New Performing Arts Centre build – updated Time-Lapse Video

Click on the below link to view the latest time-lapse video of the Performing Arts Centre build, which shows progress up to 2 July.   Time-lapse video 020719

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