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

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First Day of Term 2

First Day of Term 2
5 November 2019 6 November 2019 7 November 2019

Fox Class Swimming

Fox Class Swimming
8 November 2019 9 November 2019
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Resources Committee Meeting

Resources Committee Meeting

P & C Committee Meeting

P & C Committee Meeting
14 November 2019

Fox Class swimming

Fox Class swimming

Year 6 visit to IMPs

Year 6 visit to IMPs
15 November 2019

Children in Need

Children in Need
16 November 2019
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Fox Class swimming

Fox Class swimming
22 November 2019 23 November 2019
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Fox Class swimming

Fox Class swimming
29 November 2019

Open Morning

Open Morning
30 November 2019
Upcoming Events
  • 28 November 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    10:00 am
  • 29 November 2019 – Open Morning
    9:30 am
  • 5 December 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    10:00 am
  • 10 December 2019 – KS1 Nativity Play
    2:00 pm
  • 10 December 2019 – KS1 Nativity Play
    6:00 pm
  • 12 December 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    10:00 am
  • 16 December 2019 – Whole school trip to Oxford Playhouse
    2:00 pm
  • 17 December 2019 – KS1 Party
    2:00 pm
  • 18 December 2019 – Last Day of Term-School closes at 2pm
  • 18 December 2019 – KS2 Party
    2:00 pm
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