The early May Bank Holiday 2020 has been changed from 4th May to 8th May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  Our 2019-20 Term Dates, which can be found on the ‘Families’ page, have been updated.

See our News page to access time-lapse photos of how construction of our new Performing Arts Centre is progressing.

Therapy at KS4 & KS5

Key Stage 4 and 5 Therapy provision focuses on the development of functional skills in readiness for moving on beyond St Dominic’s School. The areas covered include independent travel, filling in forms, telephone skills and communication with people in the community. These skills are introduced and practised during the school day and, increasingly, during the evening for pupils and students who board, in collaboration with the Residential Care Team.

The Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist plan the programmes together with the Therapy Assistants who take responsibility for individual pupils and students. Therapy targets are identified for each individual according to his/her stage of development and sessions are arranged according to need. Many of the targets are pupil/student led and if they request further help or practice with particular skills then this will be provided. Pupils and students participate in the English Speaking Board Certificate of Achievement in collaboration with the English Department and receive additional support from the Therapy department to prepare for their work experience placements.

Our aim is to extend the skills of each individual according to his/her ability. All pupils and students work at their own pace to improve their individual level of function, therefore the expected outcome will differ from one pupil/student to another. Pupils and students continuing to need individual Therapy input will receive this in addition to the independence programme where specified in their statement of special needs.

 

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

A trip to Kew Gardens

Ospreys class have been studying ‘living things’ this term, so they had a trip to Kew Gardens after all their hard work! Everyone had a great day, below are a few photo highlights:  

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Plant life!

Our Year 8 pupils have been planting seeds to learn about plant reproduction. This culminated in putting together a greenhouse without any instructions! Pupils worked together collaboratively to build the greenhouse to house their newly planted crops. We are looking …

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Work progresses on our new Performing Arts Centre

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SUMMER FETE CANCELLED

We have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Summer Fete which was due to take place on Saturday 6th July. This decision has been reached due to the health and safety implications of the extensive building works currently taking …

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