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Safeguarding Children & Adults

Dorchester Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take our responsibilities very seriously and actively promote a culture of awareness, openness and vigilance.

Safeguarding those who work with children at Dorchester Primary School

The Governing body of Dorchester Primary School supports the ethos of safeguarding children and also protecting the adults within our school. Governors believe that it is not enough to assume that adults within the school have an understanding of what is expected of them in terms of conduct. As such Governors have developed guidance entitled ‘Safeguarding those who work with children at Dorchester Primary School’ which clearly outlines the parameters of acceptable behaviour which is intended to both support and protect all adults. This will:

  • keep children safe by clarifying which behaviours constitute safe practice and which behaviours should be avoided;
  • assist adults working with children to work safely and responsibly and to monitor their own standards and practice;
  • support the school in giving a clear message that unlawful or unsafe behaviour is unacceptable and that, where appropriate, disciplinary or legal action will be taken;
  • minimise the risk of misplaced or malicious allegations made against adults who work with children and young people;
  • Safeguard against the incidence of positions of trust being abused or misused.

Key Staff

Our Headteacher is Mrs Gabby Olsson

Our Deputy Headteacher is Mr M Hudson

Our Child Protection Co-ordinator & Lead is Mrs Debra Leck assisted by Mrs N Chironda & Mrs A Gasparelli

Our Emotional Well-being Worker is Miss Angela Gasparelli

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Mrs Debra Leck

Key Documentation available in school

Child Protection Policy

Policy to Promote Positive Behaviour

Anti-Bullying Policy