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.

Therapeutic Services

The Therapy Department is an integral part of the programme offered at St Dominic’s School and there are extensive resources aimed at meeting the therapy needs of the pupils and students. The therapists are based around the school and have a clinic room for individual work. Much of their work is delivered within the classroom across the curriculum following our ‘blended’ model of therapeutic intervention.

The department is staffed by a team of qualified therapists and therapy assistants who are trained to carry out therapy programmes under the guidance of the therapists. There is a fully equipped area for Sensory Integration and Occupational Therapy.

All pupils and students are fully assessed by each therapy area, regardless of statemented needs. Following assessment, a report is prepared and submitted to the first annual review. There is close liaison with teaching staff and joint planning and delivery occurs across the curriculum.  Pupils and students are reassessed annually to provide a record of progress.

Therapists contribute to a child’s Personal Learning Plan (PLP).  Progress is monitored which informs the Annual Review report.  Close liaison with parents is a vital part of the provision

The 24-hour curriculum is also an essential part of life at St Dominic’s School for some pupils and students, and therapists work with the care staff to meet their needs. The therapists are involved in the ongoing development of the school, providing training for teachers, support and residential area staff.

 

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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