Parents

Information for Parents

Contact

Phone 01935 814582

Fax 01935 814582

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Sherborne Learning Centre

Simons Road

Sherborne

Dorset

DT9 4DN

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Ofsted Parent View

From September 2012 Ofsted have been giving schools virtually no notice of an inspection. (They phone the afternoon before they come in.) This means they do not have time to collect parents’ views to the same extent that they used to. Consequently they have set up an online survey to collect parents views throughout the year.

If you are the parent of one of our current or past students, it would be extremely helpful if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey for SLC.

Thank you.

SLC Parent View Survey.

Child Protection and Safeguarding

We take child protection and the safeguarding of students, families and staff very serious. The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Victoria Rashleigh and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Darren Rowe . Both can be contacted on 01935 814582.

Please note that should your parents wish to find out more about Safeguarding they can access useful advice and documents on the DSCB web-site.

Resource for parents of children ‘in trouble online’.
 
The Lucy Faithful Foundation has produced an excellent guide for parents of children or young people who have ‘got into trouble online’.
 
It covers three main areas:
  • child exhibiting risk-taking behaviour by accessing adult pornography online
  • child behaving irresponsibly by sending or receiving sexual images
  • child arrested for viewing indecent images of children
Clearly written it explains lots of things that many parents won’t be aware of or have thought about, and provides sound reassurance as well as advice and guidance about how to deal with what are likely to be challenging and difficult situations for a family.  It provides links to all sorts of additional resources and includes a Family Safety Plan for families to use as a tool themselves.
www.stop-cse.org/saysomething
The NWG Network charity has launched it ‘Say Something’ campaign which has been developed with young people and aims to safeguard vulnerable children and young people by empowering them to identify early indicators of child sexual exploitation (CSE).
 
Say Something offers a free 24 hour anonymous phone and SMS helpline:
 
116 000 to disclose information and seek support.

E-Safety

Keeping safe online and with new technology (such as just about every kind of new phone coming on the market), otherwise known as e-safety, is becoming increasingly important. Know IT All for Parents is a great website for information about all aspects of what your child may or may not be up to!

Also available is this Guide for Parents, Carers and Teachers about Social Networking Sites, available as a pdf download and the BSL SMART Rules page is good too.

Other sources of advice, information and support are available in the links menu in the sidebar.

Parent Support

Please see here [pdf] for details of regional SEN Parent Support Group meetings.

Dorset’s Family Information Service can be found here and publish a regular newsletter here.

Concerns, compliments and complaints

If you have any concerns, compliments or complaints to make about any aspect of our work at Sherborne Learning Centre then please do not hesitate to contact us by any of the above methods. Our full Complaints Procedure can be downloaded here [pdf].