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About our school

About our school

01618 (Medium)Keeping children Shakespeare Safe

‘Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means protecting children from abuse and maltreatment, preventing harm to children's health or development and ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.’

Shakespeare Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and members of the wider school community to share this commitment. We have rigorous safeguarding procedures in place, ensuring any concerns regarding child protection and staff conduct are dealt with effectively, resulting in safe and happy children. We are 'SHAKESPEARE SAFE'.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Brealey. You can make an appointment with Mrs Brealey by contacting the school office on 0113 5351000.

Our Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Megan Reilly.


We are fully committed to keeping all children in school Shakespeare Safe. Our school ethos is aligned with current legislative requirements:

Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE 2023)

Working Together to Safeguard Children (HM Gov 2023)

Guidance for Safer Working Practice (Safer Recruitment Consortium 2022)

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy outlines the school's provision for the safeguarding and welfare of children and is adopted from the Leeds City Council model policy.

You can find our Safeguarding and Child Protection here: Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility

Shakespeare Safe

Safeguarding Poster

How our Safeguarding Team keep children Shakespeare Safe and happy

How our Safeguarding Team keep children Shakespeare Safe and happy

Our Safeguarding Team work alongside staff, children and families in a range of ways to promote safety, health and well-being. Some of these include:

  • Working with staff, children, families and outside agencies, including Social Care, in response to welfare concerns
  • Working with staff in response to low level concerns regarding staff conduct
  • Providing staff training to ensure all staff feel confident in identifying concerns and knowing how to report them should they arise
  • Assessing the social and emotional needs of the children across school and implementing one-to-one or group support from the Pastoral Team
  • Making referrals to the Inner East Cluster for a range of support including counselling, attendance and allocation of a Child and Family Practitioner
  • Referrals for families to housing, food banks and employment support

How we teach children to be Shakespeare Safe

How we teach children to be Shakespeare Safe

Our PSHE Curriculum combines ‘You, Me, PSHE’ with resources from ‘Mindmate’. ‘You, Me, PSHE’ is an excellent scheme of work which offers a spiral PSHE curriculum within school and includes current emerging issues. The themes underpinning the PSHE curriculum include:

  • Sex and Relationship Education
  • Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
  • Keeping safe and managing risk
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Physical health and wellbeing
  • Identity, society and equality
  • Economic well-being, financial capability and careers

You can find out more about our Shakespeare Safe curriculum here: Shakespeare Safe

Feeling Shakespeare Safe and Happy

Feeling Shakespeare Safe and Happy

All our school staff play a vital role in helping children understand what it means to be 'Shakespeare Safe'. If a child has a worry to share, they are supported in understanding how to let someone know. Our 'Safe and Happy' boxes allow children to share their ideas and worries with staff in school.

suggestion box

Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Leeds Safeguarding Partnership

Online Safety

Childline 0800 1111 NSPCC NHS
Childline NSPCC NHS2
Safeguarding Leeds Domestic Violence Support Mind
Leeds_City_Council Leeds_City_Council Mind
Shelter CEOP Samaritans
Shelter CEOP Samaritans