Our Community MAT

Our Community Multi Academy Trust is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Dymchurch Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, and requires staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Designated Safeguarding staff members.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is:

Mrs Babiche Deysel – Headteacher (headteacher@dymchurch.kent.sch.uk

Our Safeguarding Deputies are:

  • Miss Trish Chellen - Deputy Headteacher
  • Mrs Belinda Metcalfe - SENCO
  • Miss Sarah Barrett - Class Teacher

The role of the DSL

The role of a DSL is to ensure that our pupils are safe both in and outside of school. If you have any worries or concerns about a situation that your child, or any other, is facing, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to one of the DSLs in confidence, (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

You can find our Child Protection Policy here:

Our Child Protection Policy

Please also see our Safeguarding Leaflet for Visitors for further information.

Please click here to read our Temporary Policy Addendum for Covid-19 school closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection.