Dorchester, St Birinus School recognises its responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection. Our Safeguarding  policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in school and focuses on 5 main elements;

• Staff recruitment and selection – ensuring that all staff (including volunteers) who have unsupervised access to children, have been appropriately checked for their suitability through the CRB procedure.

• Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.

• Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases of abuse.

• Supporting children who have been abused in accordance with his/her child protection plan.

• Establishing a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination or bullying where children can learn and develop happily.

We recognise that because of the day-to-day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of abuse and staff in school will therefore:

• Report any inappropriate behaviour / activities to designated staff member.

• Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, encouraged to talk and are listened to.

• Ensure that children know that they can approach any of the adults in school if they are worried and they will receive a consistent supportive response.

• Include in the curriculum opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.

Staff in school will follow the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Procedures in all cases of abuse, or suspected abuse, (these can be found at www.oscb.org.uk).

Please click the link to download our policy – Safeguarding Pupils Child Protection 2018

April 2019
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31 March 2019 1 April 2019

Owl Class swimming

Owl Class swimming
2 April 2019 3 April 2019 4 April 2019 5 April 2019

Last Day of Term 2-School closes at 2pm

Last Day of Term 2-School closes at 2pm

End of Term Service at Dorchester Abbey

End of Term Service at Dorchester Abbey
6 April 2019
7 April 2019 8 April 2019 9 April 2019 10 April 2019 11 April 2019 12 April 2019 13 April 2019
14 April 2019 15 April 2019 16 April 2019 17 April 2019 18 April 2019 19 April 2019 20 April 2019
21 April 2019 22 April 2019 23 April 2019

First Day of Term

First Day of Term
24 April 2019 25 April 2019 26 April 2019 27 April 2019
28 April 2019 29 April 2019 30 April 2019 1 May 2019

Full Governors Meeting

Full Governors Meeting
2 May 2019 3 May 2019

May Dancing

May Dancing
4 May 2019
Upcoming Events
  • 23 April 2019 – First Day of Term
  • 1 May 2019 – Full Governors Meeting
    7:00 pm
  • 3 May 2019 – May Dancing
  • 6 May 2019 – Bank Holiday
  • 8 May 2019 – Cricket Session for Squirrel and Fox Class
    10:00 am
  • 9 May 2019 – KS1 Music Festival
    9:00 am
  • 13 May 2019 – SATS Week
  • 14 May 2019 – Hedgehog Trip to Farmer Gows
  • 24 May 2019 – Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm
  • 3 June 2019 – INSET Day - school closed
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