The Dorothy Goodman School is located over 5 sites, including 3 satellite bases; Richmond Primary School, Redmoor High School and John Cleveland College. All classes throughout the school are well equipped to educate children with severe learning disabilities to profound multiple learning disabilities from the ages of 3 through to 19, taking into account their every possible need.
The Dorothy Goodman School aims to provide a safe, stimulating and caring educational environment, in which all children are able to learn and develop their social, creative and academic skills.
The work is made relevant and interesting through careful planning and and a programme of thematic work, which links the subjects together and makes them meaningful to our pupils. A wide range of resources support the curriculum including a central library, comprehensive audio-visual material, computer software, CD Roms and Internet access. All classes, with the exception of the 16-19 year olds use the Literacy & Numeracy frameworks, although the emphasis remains very strongly on individualised programmes of work.
Throughout the curriculum, students are encouraged to have an understanding of themselves and the world about them, enabling them to become self-confident young people and to develop skills in a setting which is both structured and caring.
We provide access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, with a wide range of learning experiences available. Also we recognise the need to offer specialised educational work, depending on the the identified needs of the pupils. As students move to our Upper Site at age 14 they undertake a range of accredited work.