Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr Poole, Miss Rutherford, Miss Bailey, Ms Shenton, Mrs Torrens

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies can be found here

St Clement's & St John's CE Infant School

Part of the Ocean Learning Trust

"Inspiring learning for life - hope for the future"

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Inclusion and SEND

Our SENDco Special Education Needs and Disabilities Coordinator is Julia Winston. Julia works at both St Clement's & St John's and Bethany schools.   

Personalised Learning and Special Educational Needs


The school has a welfare co-ordinator who can offer a range of advice and support to children and their families. She works closely with our Education Social Worker.


At St Clement’s:

Our Nurture Group (Spangles) runs Monday-Thursday afternoons. The group leaders are fully trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA). One ELSA is based in Reception and another within years 1 and 2 and they are the pastoral leads for these year groups. They are there to support and advise staff and parents and work with individuals and sometimes small groups to deliver more specific programmes of support. Two members of staff run a popular and useful set of Family SEAL workshops in Reception during the Spring Term, where parents can meet together for discussions and spend time with their child during the school day to join in activities and games.


We run a Young Carers Group. The children meet together once each term with an ELSA TA and enjoy an outing every half term so that they can enjoy carefree times. We work closely with the Honeypot Charity and the bus visits our school several times throughout the year. The children also have the opportunity to have a short break at Honeypot House in the New Forest.


Some members of staff have been trained by the Educational Psychologist to become a key adult/additional attachment figure in school. This is useful for children who have attachment issues and those who have experienced trauma.

Daytime Short Break Activities

(for children in need of additional support)


Bournemouth are starting a tender for Daytime Short Break Activities. To ensure that they commission the appropriate services, they have a questionnaire available for parents/ carers. This short questionnaire will give you an opportunity to give your opinions on the current offering of services and any gaps. The questionnaire is available at the link below:


There is also a PDF version, however if you would prefer to be sent a paper copy please contact Emily Brett on 01202 456286 or and she will arrange for this to be sent.