Ensuring the wellbeing of young people is at the heart of what we do at Dunedin School. We have a robust Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy which guides school staff in supporting and protecting our pupils. It is a key resource for staff in enhancing their understanding of the key issues in child protection and being up-to-date in best practice.
Parents, carers, pupils or school staff can raise a safeguarding or child protection concern by emailing confidentially to the school Child Protection Co-ordinators Cathy Murray and Amanda Butters on the dedicated email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, staff and pupils worked together to develop a Code of Etiquette that defines what we should expect of each other in school:
We want Dunedin School to be a safe and inclusive space where we feel comfortable sharing our opinions and being respected as individuals.
- We help each other when we see someone needs a little extra support
- We show respect and empathy towards all members of our school community and we embrace our differences
- We treat each other with kindness
- We think about what we say, is it appropriate for school?
- We value each other’s ideas and we share opinions sensitively
- We respect the spaces around us and clean up after ourselves
- We keep our mobile phones for break times (unless we have permission from the teacher in that lesson)
- We keep our voices calm and listen to music/videos through our headphones