Dorothy Goodman School is a good all age SEN School serving the Leicester, Leicestershire & Warwickshire area with over 380 pupils on roll.

In recognition of the diversity of our Pupils, our curriculum is offered across different sites.

Our pupils have a wide variety of special educational needs and disabilities including pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities, severe learning difficulties, moderate difficulties and those with Autism.

Some pupils also have social, emotional and mental health difficulties associated with their learning difficulties.

In recognition of the diversity of our children & young people, education is offered across different sites:

  • Primary Site, located on Stoke Road – for children & young people aged between 4 and 11 years old
  • Secondary Site, located on Barwell Lane – for children & young people aged between 11 and 19 years old.
  • Vocational sixth form based at our site on Middlefield Lane.

In addition, there are four inclusive satellite bases located on the sites of local mainstream schools:

  • Richmond Primary School (EYFS, KS1 & KS2)
  • DGS at New Lubbesthorpe Primary School (EYFS, KS1)
  • The Hinckley School (KS3. KS4 & KS5)
  • Cleveland House which is also located at The Hinckley School and caters for secondary aged pupils with autistic spectrum conditions who work towards accessing mainstream lessons for 60%-80% of their timetable.

What is important to us at Dorothy Goodman School?

Working within our values of Respect, Nurture and Independence, we provide experiences for children and young people which develop their personal qualities, learning and engagement skills.

Respect means that Children and young people will:

  • Be kind
  • Celebrate difference
  • Work as a team
  • Be responsible
  • Solve problems

Nurture means children and young people will:

  • Feel safe and secure
  • Show compassion
  • Participate
  • Listen
  • Be optimistic

Independence means children and young people will:

  • Persevere
  • Be enquiring
  • Show courage & take risks
  • Make links
  • Build resilience

Therefore our children and young people will have:

  • choices
  • fun while learning
  • equality with others
  • friends

and they will be:

  • respected and accepted by others
  • valued and listened to
  • challenged and motivated
  • safe and cared for
  • known as a whole person not a diagnosis

Our aspirational culture and ethos informs all aspects of the school’s work to ensure that we are a forward thinking learning community where provision constantly evolves ensuring excellence and success at all levels.