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Sits on a hill above a leafy, gated estate of substantial houses with large gardens that could have strayed from the Chilterns, and amazing views across London – as far as the City and Canary Wharf on a clear day. No common room (‘We don’t need one – we’re not a school,’ says principal), with students gathering instead in the spacious canteen, library and the Shack, where an all-day coffee kiosk augments the canteen offerings. Faith is a major part of the deal here, students are expected to…

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Since 2013, Andrew Parkin. Studied music at Durham and Cambridge and started his professional career in London at St Marylebone Girls' School. Went on to be deputy head at Sion Manning Girls' School in Kensington and then St Augustine's High School in Westminster. ‘For 18 years, I worked in fairly tough comprehensives, which probably explains why the hottest topics for me are teaching, learning, attainment, consistency and attendance and punctuality,’ he says. ‘But I love the way that here, we get to combine these with informalities such as addressing each other on first name terms, as well as a greater emphasis on independent learning - the result of which is fantastic preparation for university.’

Not someone to hide away in his office, he greets students on the gate, observes lessons, teaches...

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Special Education Needs

The learning support department at St Dominic's Sixth Form College actively liaises with parents, students, feeder schools and local SEN agencies to ensure that the support provided for those with SEN requirements is specific to their individual requirements. During enrolment all new students are screened for learning difficulties via computerised and written assessments. This information is then used to support the students with the most effective method available. Types of support range from full-time Personal Assistants for those with severe physical difficulties, classroom assistants and one to one support sessions.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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