If you are considering Puddletown First School for your child please do contact the school where the headteacher will be pleased to speak with you. At all times we have ensured that all advice regarding Covid-19 is being followed to ensure that all in our school community are protected. Please do contact the headteacher if you would like further information on this. If you believe you may have come in contact with the virus you should contact the NHS website for advice. You can also ring the COVID - 19 Helpline - 0800 046 8687 Or email - DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk CURRENT ADVICE IS THAT IF ANY FAMILY MEMBER OF A HOUSEHOLD HAS CONFIRMED COVID - 19 SYMPTOMS THEN THE WHOLE FAMILY MUST SELF ISOLATE FOR 10 DAYS. Puddletown First School is committed to providing a safe and stimulating environment in which all children can flourish. Part of this duty is to ensure that all staff and volunteers have undertaken a full range of safeguarding checks including a DBS check. Full details of our Safeguarding procedures and policies are available in the Information section of this website. Any concerns regarding safeguarding or child protection can be discussed with Mr Hunwick , the school's designated safeguarding lead. We are an Operation Encompass School. To contact Mr Hunwick you can ring the school, email via head@puddletownfirst.dorset.sch.uk or speak directly in the morning on the school gate. .
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Our Commitments

At Puddletown First School we believe that all children will make a contribution to our school and the wider community. We aim to foster self belief in each child for an infinite capacity for improvement, we believe in the power of 'yet'. Not 'I can't do it' but rather 'I can't do it....yet.' 
We encourage the children to embrace challenge and to see mistakes as part of a learning process.
 
We have adopted four core values which we build our school upon;

Responsibility

Accepting responsibility for our actions and the effect they have on ourselves and others.

Accepting responsibility to use our talents to their full.

Learning to accept responsibility for stewardship of the world.

 

Acceptance

Accepting the differences of others.

Showing empathy and compassion for others.

 

Forgiveness

Learning to understand that forgiveness needs to be given and accepted and that this can be challenging.

Understanding that forgiveness can help to repair damage or hurt made.

Understanding that we all make mistakes and that we can learn from them.

 

Justice

Understanding that fairness is important for all.

Fairness and justice can mean supporting some more than others.

Understanding that we all have a role to play in creating a fair world.

 
As a Church School these stem from the example and teachings of Jesus and are used across our Collective Worship when we use the example of Christ as the Light in the World. We believe that all our children have the capacity to shine through the enactment of these values and celebrate success through our 'Shining Light' award.
 
We believe that through these values and the ethos of family and close community that we build at Puddletown First our children will learn to be world citizens who uphold the values of a modern, enlightened, inclusive and democratic society.