In addition to the broad and balanced curriculum which Dove House offers its students, withdrawal groups are delivered away from the whole school curriculum. We provide extra support to those students who need it broadly under the areas of social communication, social interaction, social competence and emotional literacy.
These sessions are run as small groups sessions, by specialist staff who deliver a bespoke programme for the needs of the students. These groups will usually run for two terms, when students would attend for an average of 45 minute sessions each week. The purpose of these sessions is to explicitly teach and then give opportunity for students to practice the skills of communication and interaction as well as social competency and emotional understanding.
Students are monitored throughout their time at Dove House and the groups are across year groups meaning we are able to pick students up whenever the need arises. These are very much tailored to the needs of pupils and therefore can cover a wide variety of topics including turn taking, using manners, understanding and displaying empathy, making and maintaining friendships, anger management strategies, cognitive behaviour therapy and yoga therapy.