Following the expansion consultation, the Department for Education has confirmed that the expansion has been approved. Click here to read the letter to parents and carers.

Safeguarding

Dysart 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 ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures and policies are in place to support pupils and staff at school and follow the guidance of Keeping Children Safe in Education January 2021. If a pupil or parent has a concern they should contact the school immediately.

Please see our safeguarding policies for further details.

Child Protection, Adult Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Dysart Safeguarding and Wellbeing Offer Updated May 2021

Pupil Voice Including Complaints

COVID-19 SAFEGUARDING UPDATE: please see the Covid-19 annex to our safeguarding policy for details of how we continue to safeguard pupils through the coronavirus pandemic.

Dysart School Covid-19 safeguarding annex

The safety of our students is our number one priority.  As we all know, the risks in modern society are varied and constantly changing and we cannot remove these, so we all need to help educate children in ways to keep themselves safe.

As part of safeguarding the pupils of Dysart School we will ensure that no political view is promoted. If political views are discussed as part of the school curriculum we will ensure this is a balanced discussion.

Leaders demonstrate a high level of understanding and awareness of safeguarding concerns….The families that I spoke to reported that this is a safe place to be, and that staff at your school genuinely care about everyone in the school community.’

One parent of a non-verbal child said ‘I feel totally secure in the knowledge that he is safe here, even though he can’t talk.’

Ofsted 2018

 

The Safeguarding team

If you have any Child Protection concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Emmet Murphy, Vice Principal Tel: 020 8412 2600 Email: emurphy@dysartschool.org

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Leigh Edser, Principal Tel: 020 8412 2600 Email: ledser@dysartschool.org
Email:  dtoogood@dysartschool.org

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): Vivien Rimmer Tel: 020 8547 4609 Email: LADO@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Designated Safeguarding Governor: Jackie Van West – contact via the school office

You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2018

Latest News

Pupil Safeguarding Ambassadors Appointed

We are thrilled to announce that after a rigorous voting process, two pupils have successfully earned the title of ‘pupil safeguarding ambassador.’ Their role is an important one as they will be a voice for themselves and their peers, helping …

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Out and About in the Community

Venus students went for a local trip last week using public transport for the first time since the COVID  pandemic started.  Students got on the bus and used their Freedom Passes with minimal or no support. Then they visited the …

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Vacancy for Parent Governor

The LGB (Local Governing Body) has a vacancy for a parent governor and we would like to invite you to put yourself forward for the position.  To be eligible you must be a parent/carer of a registered pupil at Dysart …

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Dysart Panathlon Champions!

We received great news that Dysart School is one of the Winter Panathlon winners from the event that took place during winter term.  Students practised different sports such us bowling, target and ball games and scored a lot of points. …

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