Curriculum

St Dominic’s is proud to offer a tailored Needs Led curriculum that begins at Key Stage 2 and builds towards academic and vocational qualifications at Key Stages 4 and 5. Details for each key stage can be obtained within this section or by following up with the school

We aim for pupils and students to be actively involved in their learning by ensuring that learning experiences take into account the different approaches and contexts pupils and students require for optimal learning to take place. Pupils and students are provided with a range of relevant, coherent, engaging, challenging and personalised learning experiences across the Waking Day Curriculum so that they can achieve the following competencies:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible Citizens
  • Effective contributors

In order for all pupils and students to achieve the four competencies the Curriculum at St Dominic’s is based on six key principles:

  • Personalisation and Choice
  • Relevance and coherence
  • Challenge and enjoyment
  • Breadth  and depth
  • Progression
  • Collaboration

 

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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Welcome to the New Student Voice

On Monday, our whole school assembly focused on the Student Voice and was led by Mrs Perry, Head of Education.   In school, we have Student Voice representatives for each Key Stage.  The representatives are the ‘voice of the pupils …

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Kingswood Day 3 – Rouen!

Today we had a guided tour of the city of Rouen, the capital of Normandy, learning about its history. The highlight was seeing a Black Death site where we saw skeletons being excavated from an old market square.

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Kingswood Day 2 – Baking & Battlefields!

  After a busy day of activities yesterday, in the evening pupils and students learned how to bake authentic croissants (pictured looking delicious!) and then tried their hands at archery. Pupils and students were early to bed last night in …

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Kingswood Day 1 – Fun at the Beach!

Yesterday, after a long journey, pupils and students arrived safe and sound at the Chateau mid-afternoon. After they had unpacked, pupils and students enjoyed an evening meal followed by sports activities. After so much excitement, some pupils and students woke …

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