The Dominie A GSG School
- The Dominie
55 Warriner Gardens
- Head: Miss Anne O'Doherty
- T 020 7720 8783
- E email@example.com
- W www.thedominie.co.uk
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 6 to 12 with specific learning difficulties: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, speech, language and communication and associated learning difficulties
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Wandsworth
- Pupils: 32
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £26,100 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Parents report that even by half term of the first term the difference in their child’s learning, confidence and progress can be ‘unbelievable, as the first thing they do is to work on the main cause of the child’s learning anxiety’. There is no pretence that children will outgrow their learning difficulties, but focus is on teaching strategies, resilience and confidence.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2007, the hugely experienced Anne O’Doherty BA Dip SpLD Dip Montessori (50+). Previously co-ran Kensington Dyslexia Centre, also taught at The Dominie since 2001. A potent combination of charisma, expertise, approachability and good sense: you can see why she is called ‘inspirational’. Loves theatre, music, dance and reading. Parents can make an appointment to see her at any time to discuss their child, plus termly parent teacher meetings and reports. Organises annual drinks party for parents and staff, enthusiastically described as ‘the best parent party in London’.
Secret weapon is Maisie the cairn terrier, who multi-tasks as school dog/school mascot/alternative school counsellor and sometimes sits on parents' knees at their first meeting. Much in evidence during our visit until picked up by her dog walker.
Special Education Needs
The Dominie provides specialist support for dyslexic and dyspraxic children of average or above average ability. This support is delivered in small classes and, where needed, one-to-one lessons. The National Curriculum is followed and specific remediation programmes are woven throughout.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia||Y|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|