Term Dates for 2019 – 2020 Academic Year are now confirmed.  Please go to “Families / Term Dates” page.

Please go to “News” for information on the consultation on the proposal to close the residential care provision at
St Dominic’s School.

Speech & Language Therapy

On admission, pupils and students are fully assessed for verbal comprehension and listening skills, expressive language, vocabulary and semantic skills, high level language ability, and social interaction skills.

Pupils and students work on different aspects of social communication across the curriculum. The school has developed a Social Communication Programme which supports this area and this is used across all areas of the waking day curriculum.  Therapists provide individual therapy sessions where specified in the statement of special educational needs. All pupils and students receive therapy support across those subjects with a high level of language input, such as English, Maths and Humanities. Therapy targets are set that relate to pupils’ and students’ statemented objectives.

Interventions are planned and delivered in response to pupil need and this include pre-teaching vocabulary and anxiety management groups. Close liaison with teaching staff ensures that therapy targets the areas that may otherwise provide barriers to learning.

In Year 10, pupils participate in the English Speaking Board ‘Certificate of Oral Proficiency’ examination, which is delivered collaboratively by the Therapists and the English department.

Sixth Form students receive Speech and Language Therapy to support their post-sixteen learning for life, both individually when required and through our bespoke Sixth Form Independence Programme.

 

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

Consultation on the proposal to close the residential care provision at St Dominic’s School

We are proposing to close the residential care provision as of July 2020.  The rationale for this change is to ensure the continued quality and sustainability of day provision at the school. A formal consultation, to seek feedback on the …

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Science Museum visit!

This week, one class visited the Science Museum in London as part one of two trips this half term. The visit’s focus was the restless earth and how we use science to predict natural disasters such as flooding (we did …

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Chippy Friday!

Last week pupils and staff took part in ‘Chippy Friday’. Everyone was treated to a chip shop style lunch in individual boxes. On the menu  was different types of cod and battered sausage, along with chips and mushy peas! Everyone …

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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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