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

October 2019
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29 September 2019 30 September 2019 1 October 2019 2 October 2019

Full Governors Meeting

Full Governors Meeting
3 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
4 October 2019

Harvest Service in Dorchester Abbey

Harvest Service in Dorchester Abbey
5 October 2019
6 October 2019 7 October 2019 8 October 2019 9 October 2019

Whole School Flu Vaccinations

Whole School Flu Vaccinations
10 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
11 October 2019 12 October 2019
13 October 2019 14 October 2019

Individual photos

Individual photos

Parents Evening

Parents Evening
15 October 2019

Parents Evening

Parents Evening
16 October 2019 17 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
18 October 2019 19 October 2019
20 October 2019 21 October 2019 22 October 2019 23 October 2019 24 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
25 October 2019

Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm

Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm
26 October 2019
27 October 2019 28 October 2019 29 October 2019 30 October 2019 31 October 2019 1 November 2019 2 November 2019
Upcoming Events
  • 17 October 2019 – Owl Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 24 October 2019 – Owl Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 25 October 2019 – Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm
  • 4 November 2019 – First Day of Term 2
  • 7 November 2019 – Fox Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 13 November 2019 – Resources Committee Meeting
    6:00 pm
  • 13 November 2019 – P & C Committee Meeting
    7:00 pm
  • 14 November 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    10:00 am
  • 14 November 2019 – Year 6 visit to IMPs
    10:00 am
  • 15 November 2019 – Children in Need
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