St Dominic’s Awarded Advanced Accredited Status!

We are thrilled to announce that the Autism Accreditation Award Committee have awarded St Dominic’s School Advanced Accredited Status.

 We are really excited to be one of the first settings nationally to achieve the award at this level. It recognises St. Dominic’s School’s commitment to providing the best quality care and education to young people with Autism.

 The committee found:

  • Practice is consistently based on a thorough and up-to-date understanding of how each autistic person communicates and socially interacts.
  •  The school have developed an innovative and creative curriculum which is personalised for each pupil.
  • The range of interventions that are available both on and off site for pupils are exceptional.
  • Relationship with pupils was clearly seen to be a strength within the school as pupils were confident and calm within classroom and around the school.
  • Students were seen to have the confidence to problem solve through an activity, but ask for help when required.
  • The school have developed SAVI, an innovative real-time assessment and reporting system for school, pupils and eventually families.
  • ‘Everyone is a teacher’ and in many observations therapists, the school nurse, maintenance staff and the careers guidance adviser were seen to be teaching and supporting pupils.

 The full report will be published shortly on the School website.

 We would like to take this opportunity to thank all pupils, staff and parents for participating so positively in this review and helping the School to achieve this prestigious award.

 

 

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

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.

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

The Dominic Savio Award 2018

St Dominic’s School is named after Dominic Savio (pictured), who was born near Turin in Northern Italy in 1842. Dominic Savio strove to live a life that was completely open to God.  Through his kindness, courage and cheerfulness, he had …

Read more