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

January 2020
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29 December 2019 30 December 2019 31 December 2019 1 January 2020 2 January 2020 3 January 2020 4 January 2020
5 January 2020 6 January 2020

First Day of Term 3

First Day of Term 3
7 January 2020 8 January 2020

Resources Committee Meeting

Resources Committee Meeting

P & C Committee Meeting

P & C Committee Meeting
9 January 2020 10 January 2020 11 January 2020
12 January 2020 13 January 2020

Woodlands Information Evening

Woodlands Information Evening
14 January 2020 15 January 2020 16 January 2020 17 January 2020 18 January 2020
19 January 2020 20 January 2020 21 January 2020 22 January 2020

Full Governors Meeting

Full Governors Meeting
23 January 2020 24 January 2020 25 January 2020
26 January 2020 27 January 2020 28 January 2020 29 January 2020 30 January 2020 31 January 2020 1 February 2020
Upcoming Events
  • 14 February 2020 – Last Day of Term 3
  • 24 February 2020 – First Day of Term 4
  • 2 March 2020 – Foundation Stage and Year 6 Group Photos
    10:00 am
  • 5 March 2020 – World Book Day
  • 9 March 2020 – Owl Class Trip to Woodlands Outdoor Centre
  • 30 March 2020 – Parents Evening
    3:30 pm
  • 31 March 2020 – Parents Evening
    3:30 pm
  • 1 April 2020 – Resources Committee Meeting
    6:00 pm
  • 1 April 2020 – P & C Committee Meeting
    7:00 pm
  • 3 April 2020 – Last Day of Term 4 - school closes at 2pm
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