Guidance for parents
Guidance on various topics such as home schooling, bullying and school complaints.
- Children Out of School Service (COOSS)
The Children Out of School Service (COOSS) makes educational provision for those children who, for a variety of reasons, are not able to attend school.
- Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)
EMTAS is a small team of specialist support teachers who work to support the achievement of ethnic minority and Traveller pupils.
- Bullying and harassment Strategy
Dorset priority issue: To reduce the experience of bullying and discriminatory behaviour.
- Exclusion of pupils
Has your child been excluded from school? We have provided the following guidance to help you through this situation.
- Home schooling
Most children will usually attend their local school, but for various reasons, some parents decide to undertake the responsibility for their child's education outside of the school system. This is known as elective home education (EHE).
- School complaints procedure
Something has happened at school, and you wish to register a complaint - what can you do?
- Support to families when school attendance is a concern
Legal responsibility for getting children to school lies with parents and carers however in cases of persistent non-attendance support is available through specialist staff.