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.

Behaviour Management

As a community which emphasises moral standards, we recognise and value difference, justice, consideration and respecting each individual’s rights to live and learn in our community.  The school aims to foster a community in which all can effectively participate in learning throughout the waking day curriculum.

At St Dominic’s we us MAPA to manage all behaviours and consequences. MAPA is the Management of Actual or Potential Aggression. This programme helps develop the essential knowledge and skills to manage the people we support who present challenging, aggressive, or violent behaviour. MAPA is a behaviour management programme designed to staff provide for the best possible care, welfare, safety and security of our pupils and students.

As a special school we take account of the SEN nature of the pupils and students and the manifestation of complex behaviours associated with these needs. We recognise that all behaviour is communication and the majority of our pupils and students have communication difficulties.

Adults in the school are trained to read this communication (behaviour) and reflect on their own practice. At St Dominic’s School we require all adults to model good behaviour. It is through modelling consideration and respect that we demonstrate to pupils and students what good behaviour is and how it promotes engagement and learning.

St Dominic’s School Community Values and Expectations

 

 

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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