Statement of Safeguarding
Beeston Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff, governors and volunteers. We also work closely with the Beeston, Cottingley and Middleton Cluster to support families.
At Beeston Primary, we promote a love of learning within a safe and happy school, in which every person matters. This is best achieved when we all work together to support the development of the whole child. We pride ourselves on knowing not just about our children’s learning, but about them and their families as individuals and valued members of our school and local community
The Designated Safeguarding lead person for Beeston Primary is Mrs S Knowles, Pastoral Leader. The Designated Safeguarding Team consists of Mr N Edensor Headteacher, Mrs R. White Deputy Headteacher and Mrs R. Wilkinson Inclusion Support Worker.
The designated Safeguarding Governor is Ms L Hegarty.
All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies and to act within accordance of the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policy at all times. This expectation is displayed on the school’s staff noticeboard, as explained in the staff Handbook and in the visitors ‘Welcome’ leaflet. (Available to visitors at reception)
All adults are also expected to read the DfE booklet: Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Further information about safeguarding children in Leeds can be found on the Leeds Safeguarding Children Board website.
Advice for Children
If someone is hurting you, doing things to you against your will or being mean to you, tell someone: your parents, your friends, trusted teachers or other staff at school. You should also speak to us if you are worried about someone else – a child or an adult.
At Beeston Primary, the staff with special training to help you to be safe are: Mrs Knowles, Mrs White or Mrs Wilkinson. You don’t have to speak to those members of staff; any adult in school will be able to help you.
If you don’t wish to speak to someone in school, you have other choices:
If you are being bullied online, or if you have any concerns about things on the internet, speak to a trusted adult, call the police or use this link: