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About our school

About our school


‘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'.

Shakespeare Safe

Safeguarding Poster

Our School Governor for Safeguarding is Megan Reilly

How our Safeguarding Team keep children 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


Our PSHE Curriculum

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

Feeling Safe and Happy

All our school staff play a vita 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

Our policies and procedures


Useful downloads


Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility

Helpful links

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