Pastoral Care

Safeguarding
 
Our school's priority is to ensure pupils are safe, healthy, well supported and cared for.  
 
The school has a named person with responsibility for Child Protection.  This is currently the Headteacher.  The school has a governor with responsibility for Safeguarding.
 
Our first priority is your child's welfare and therefore there may be rare occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies before we contact you.  The Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Area Child Protection Committee have determined the procedures we follow.  If you would like to know about these procedures, please speak to the Headteacher. 
 
Pupil Welfare
 
We have regular visits provided by the School Nurse.  Parents can call in with any concerns and talk to the nurse.   School Nurse checks take place in school for Reception children and there are periodic checks on hearing and vision. 
 
We have a trained ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) who works with individual children or small groups. She also runs the nurture group which means children have access to emotional support to meet their needs at that time.  
 
Mrs Tina Dutton is our Parent Support Officer and she is available to see parents on Friday mornings as a drop in or by appointment. Please see the school calendar for which Fridays she is available. Together with the school nurse, she can offer a listening ear, guidance and support.
 
Headlice
 
Parents are strongly urged to check their children's heads regularly for signs of lice.  If found the whole family should be treated.  Advice is available from the school office.