Safeguarding

Maintaining a Culture of Vigilance

Dormston School is committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment. Our staff work tirelessly to ensure that all students are safe, happy and supported in reaching their potential, both academically and personally.

The following policies are in place to support this aim and can be found on our website in our Policies page;

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
  • Positive Behaviour Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Equality Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

To read translated versions of the DfE’s KCSIE guidance please follow this link https://www.lgfl.net/digisafe/kcsietranslate

Student Safeguarding Committee

Dormston School is proud to announce its newly established Student Safeguarding Committee. This team raise the awareness of current safeguarding issues in a child friendly manner through assemblies and the ‘Keeping Yourself Safe’ notice board. A child friendly policy is currently being created.

If you are worried about the safety or well-being of any child, please report this as soon as possible to either the child’s Head of House or one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mrs J Elliott, Mr N Amos or Ms L Smith.

The below website links offer further support, guidance and advice to parents and carers with a concern.

Anti-Bullying

bullying.co.uk samaritans.org.uk

anti-bullyingalliance.org familylives.org.uk dudley.gov.uk/kids/anti-bullying

Barnardos

barnados.org.uk

Childline

childline.org.uk

The Children’s Society

the-childrens-society.org.uk

Child Safety

Family Life Today – Where’s The Risk Poster

Child Safety Week 2019 – Parent Pack

Child Sexual Exploitation

Stonewall, the leading charity and organisation for the LGBT+ community, have produced advice for parents/carers who think their child may be gay. Click here to view the flier.

Local Authority Safeguarding Information

safeguarding.dudley.gov.uk

Mental Health

youngminds.org.uk familylives.org.uk

MIND

mind.org.uk

NSPCC

nspcc.org.uk

Refuge

refuge.org.uk

Save The Children Fund

savethechildren.org.uk

Self-Harm

Virtual College – Understanding Young Minds – Free on-line course

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19th July

Staffing Update

We are pleased to inform you that we have successfully recruited another Science Teacher; Mrs Pajaj who will be starting with us in September 2019. You can find out more about Mrs Pajaj in our September/October Update Sheet. Mrs Vyse, Science Teacher who joined us in April 2019 will however unfortunately be leaving us in July 2019 due to personal commitments. Dance Teacher, Miss Knight who was with us on a temporary basis will also sadly be leaving us. We will also be saying goodbye to Mr Lee, Head of Maths in July 2019 as he has been promoted to Assistant Principal for Behaviour & Safeguarding at RSA Academy. Mrs Jacques however will be Acting Head of Maths in the interim so worry not, the Maths Department is in safe hands! We will also be saying goodbye to Mrs Baker, Head of MFL and Mrs Windmill, English Teacher in July 2019. They have both worked at Dormston for a number of years and will be sadly missed by staff and pupils. Mrs Baker has been a great teacher and Head of Department and her passion for MFL has inspired so many students over the years; with many of them going on to study MFL at colleges and universities. Mrs Baker is also well known for her creativity and has encouraged countless students to take up arts and crafts. Mrs Windmill is an expert in Shakespeare and has awakened a passion for literature in many past and current students. She has also been heavily involved in all of our school productions, including pushing numerous full size cars onto the stage in Grease and Blues Brothers and also making several children ‘fly’. We would like to thank them both for all their hard work and commitment over the years and wish them well in the next chapter of their lives.