Safeguarding

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The Senior Designated Officer (SDO) is the Head of School Mr. L. Owen. For a copy of the School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy please click on the policies link under the information tab above.The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with those of the Dorset Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB).

COVID-19 school closure and reopening arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection 

COVID-19 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Appendix 1

COVID-19 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Appendix 2

e-safety Statement

At Marshwood we are committed to the use of computer technologies and recognise the Internet as a valuable tool for learners of all ages. We acknowledge that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material and that we have a duty of care to protect our pupils.

All pupils use computer facilities, including the internet, as an essential part of the curriculum and to support learning opportunities within the school. There are well publicised concerns regarding access to materials on the internet that would be unsuitable for pupils. The school takes reasonable steps to minimise the access to unsuitable material by ensuring supervised usage of the internet alongside a filtered internet service provider which prevents access to specific internet sites.

For more information about e-safety, or any other safeguarding issue, please see the information board by the school office, or use the links below.

Operation Encompass

What is Operation Encompass?

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. It was launched on the 1st October 2015 and it is a process by which Key Adults (Designated Safeguarding Leads) in schools, academies, nurseries are informed that a child/young person may have been affected by domestic abuse within 24 hours of the event taking place.

How will it help?

The sharing of information between the Police and schools will allow early intervention support by Key Adults in schools. The aim of this support is to assist any child affected by domestic abuse to remain in school, so that they continue learning in a safe and secure environment.

What will we do?

At Marshwood CE Primary Academy, we will ensure that we will:

  • participate fully in Operation Encompass;
  • identify Key Adults;
  • complete the Log Sheet; and
  • complete the summary sheet for statistical and auditing purposes.

We follow-up on any actions as directed by Operation Encompass and check on the welfare of pupils in school.

Prevent Duty

In July 2015, the Government published advice for Governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. The advice explained what the Prevent Duty means for school and how schools should demonstrate compliance with the duty.

The Prevent Duty is part of the school's safeguarding procedures and practices.

The leaflet below has been created by Dorset on preventing terrorism and radicalisation within our communities.

Announcement

Notice to Parents

The Trust Board of Acorn Multi Academy Trust has agreed to submit a request for a variation to be made to the Admissions arrangements for Marshwood CE Primary Academy for 2021-22, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". Please follow this link to the amended 2021 Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

We are open from Tuesday 2nd June for children who are eligible to return in Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and those classed as vulnerable and children of critical workers. Please email marshwoodoffice@acornacademy.org for further information.

Titani Art

02 Jul 2020

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Still Learning - Create A Poster

11 May 2020

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Marshwood Musical Ensemble!

11 May 2020

Check out some of our talented musicians who have coming together online to produce a beautiful rendition of One Directions "What Makes You Beautiful." Brilliant stuff! What Makes You Beautiful

Watering the Foxdown Farm animals and plants!

21 Apr 2020

Dear all,  Watch the Foxdown Farm animals and plants being watered (which has been especially needed during the recent warm Spring weather). See how the orphan lambs are getting on and hear o...

Foxdown Farm - Piglets

20 Apr 2020

If you would like an update on how Nettie the Saddleback sow and her piglets are doing (and to watch them have a feed) then please follow the link to find out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX2PR...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers

20 Apr 2020

Whether you're working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus, we've got tips and advice for you. NSPCC SUPPORT - PARENTS & CARERS http...

Gavin Wiliamson MP - COVID-19 Message

22 Mar 2020

Covid-19 Update

16 Mar 2020

Please see attached letter for latest update from Acorn MAT regarding the coronavirus.  Covid-19 Update 16th March 2020

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Reading Week And World Book Day

05 Mar 2020

A big thank you to everyone supporting our Book Week this week. Everyone looked great dressed up for World book day yesterday. Lets keep the momentum going and help ensure that every day is a book day...

DFE Coronavirus Information

25 Feb 2020

  Coronavirus - Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at...