Student Welfare

Student Welfare

Dorset Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment, where risk of harm is minimised and students feel physically and emotionally secure to reach their full potential. Our school acknowledges that student welfare and student learning outcomes come hand in hand within our school community, students have a wide range of needs that require additional support. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION STRATEGIES THE SCHOOL WILL DEPLOY INCLUDE:

  • Establishing and teaching school-wide classroom and playground expectations aswell as school-wide and classroom processes for early identification of students experiencing academic and/or behaviour difficulty. 

  • Making available  school-wide and classroom processes for the ongoing collection and using this information of data for decision-making.

  • Encouraging students by creating multiple opportunities for students to take responsibility and be involved in decision-making processes. 

  • Granting a physical environment working towards positive behaviours and effective engagement in learning. 

Child Safety Statement Commitment

Dorset is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.

  • Dorsert has zero tolerance for child abuse.

  • Dorset is committed to providing a child safe environment where children are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.

  • Every person involved in the Dorsert community has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

  • Every person involved in Fahan has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.