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. .

Safeguarding and Child Protection and E Safety

Safeguarding for all children and families is our primary concern, all appointments and volunteer placements are subject to full DBS checks. As a school we follow all the requirements of Safe Recruitment. 
All staff receive regular training and professional development on safeguarding of children.
The school's DSLs (Designated Safeguarding Leads) are;
D Hunwick - Headteacher and H Roberts - Assistant Headteacher.
The Governor responsible for  safeguarding is Mrs L Evans.
The Trust Board member is Mr K Campbell.
Any concerns regarding safeguarding can be discussed with the DSL or any member of staff at anytime.