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St Michael's Middle School


St Michael's Middle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every pupil both inside and outside the school premises. We implement a whole-school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken. We expect all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. It is our willingness to work in a safe manner and challenge inappropriate behaviour that underpins this commitment.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Taylor and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Ayling and Mrs Collins.  You can contact the Safeguarding Leads through the school office on 01202 883433.


Mr. N Taylor

  Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs. L Collins

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr. D Ayling

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


All members of our Safeguarding Team have had specialist training in Safeguarding and Child Protection. All staff at St Michael's Middle School are trained in Safeguarding Children, have regular Safeguarding training and understand their role in protecting children.


The person with day to day responsibility for safeguarding in Initio learning Trust is Kelly Overhill, Trust Safeguarding Officer.

The Lead Safeguarding Trustee for Initio Learning Trust is Debbie Flemming.

Have a concern?

If you have a concern about a child, please contact the school and ask to speak with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or one of their deputies.

If you have a concern about a child outside of school hours please contact the following Local Authority out of hours services:

  • Dorset ChAD - 01305 228866

  • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) - 01202 738256

For any emergencies relating to welfare or safety, dial 999. 

For more information follow this link:

Pan Dorset Children's Safeguarding board