Dorchester Middle School

Policies and Procedures

School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference. If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office.

Please note that all Dorchester Middle School's admissions arrangements for years 5 to 8 are managed by Dorset Council on our behalf.  Please see DorsetCouncil for details and contact the School Admissions Team if you have any questions. 

All HR policies used by Dorchester Middle School are maintained and accessed via Dorset Council. Please contact the school office if you would like a full list or a copy of any HR policy e.g. Attendance Management Policy and Procedure.

We have a number of policies that are currently under review. 

If you have a specific query regarding a policy that is under review please contact the school office.

POLICIES - DMS joined the Wessex MAT on 1st January 2022. We are in the process of adopting all the relevant MAT policies.

Accessibility Plan - 2024 - 2025

Administering Medication Policy July 2023 2024 - MAT

Admissions Policy - MAT

Admissions Policy 2023 2024

Attendance Policy 2024 2025 - MAT

Anti-bullying Policy March 2023 2024

Asbestos Management Policy - MAT

Behaviour for Learning Policy Updated - Feb 2024

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy - 09.2023 - MAT - DMS

Charging and Remissions Policy 2023 2024 - MAT

Complaints Policy 2023 2026 - new version - MAT

Data Protection Policy - GDPR - 2023 2024 - MAT

Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy - MAT

First Aid Policy June 2023 - MAT

Freedom of Information Policy 2023 2026 - MAT

Grievance Policy - MAT

Health, Safety and Welfare Policy - April 2023 2024 - MAT

Home-school agreement

Intimate Care Policy

Low Level Safeguarding Concerns Policy - 2023 2024

Online Safety 2023 2024 - DMS

Pupils with Additional Health Needs Attendance Policy - DMS

Redundancy and restructure procedure - MAT

Redundancy and restructure policy - MAT

RSE Policy - DMS

Salary protection policy for schools - MAT

SEND Information Report - DMS - 2024 2025

SEND Policy - new version 2023 2024 - MAT - DMS

Staff Code of Conduct - September 2023 - MAT.pdf

Social Media Policy 2024 2025 - MAT

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy - MAT

Suspension and Exclusion Policy -2024 2025

Teaching and Learning Policy

Uniform Policy 2023 2024

Volunteers Policy 2023 2024

Wessex MAT Middle Schools Home Learning Policy

Whistleblowing Policy 2023 2024 - MAT

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