Meet the Safeguarding Team

At Beeston Primary School we have a team of Safeguarding Leads who work closely together to ensure that our children, and their families are safe.

Mrs S Knowles

Pastoral Leader Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr N Edensor


Mrs B Tidey

Senior Deputy Head

Mrs R Wilkinson

Senior Inclusion Support Worker

Mrs L Jackson

Assistant Head Lead Practitioner For SEND

Mrs M Whitaker

Inclusion Support Worker

Statement of Safeguarding

The Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead person in school is Mrs S Knowles, Pastoral Leader. The Designated Safeguarding Team consists of Mr N Edensor Headteacher, Mrs B Tidey Senior Deputy Headteacher, Mrs R Wilkinson Senior Inclusion Support Worker, Mrs L Jackson SENDCo and Mrs M Whitaker Inclusion Support Worker.

The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Ms L Hegarty

If you wish to discuss or pass on any concerns you have regarding safeguarding and child protection please contact our Safeguarding Staff through the school office (Option 3) or by emailing

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, children, governors and volunteers.

In accordance with statutory guidance all staff regularly attend Child Protection training and are aware of procedures to follow when reporting suspected incidents of abuse.

All staff are trained in evacuation and lockdown procedures and these skills are practiced with the children in school throughout the academic year.

In school we work with a number of external agencies. To safeguard and protect individual pupil’s welfare, robust safer recruitment guidelines are followed with regard to recruitment and all staff and regular volunteers undergo DBS checks to assess their suitability.

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. We work closely with the Beeston, Cottingley and Middleton Cluster to offer additional external support to families.

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 Partnership website.

Click here to view our current Safeguarding policies


Further information about safeguarding children in Leeds can be found on the Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

For help  about how to talk to your child about staying safe, please click here.


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 keep safe are:  Mrs Knowles, Mrs Wilkinson, Mrs Whitaker and Mrs Jackson . 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. Phone or click to access the ChildLine website:


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: