At Temple Moor High School, we are committed to the safeguarding of our students.

Our safeguarding of students at Temple Moor is based on three levels:

Universal – Our aim to is keep all students safe by creating and maintaining an appropriate environment. This includes excellent site safety, safer recruitment of staff, clear school rules related to behaviour and attendance and a rounded curricula experience focusing on a student’s Personal Development. This includes a focus on topics such as, RSE (relationships and sex education, personal and online safety awareness, and mental health awareness.

Targeted – The focus here is on groups of students whose personal, social or economic circumstances may result in an increased risk to their safety. For example, looked after children, students with special educational needs, children subjected to racism etc. In such cases, children are provided with additional input, for example through our Pastoral Team and Safer Schools Officer.

Responsive – This is when we have to respond quickly and appropriately to situations where students may be or have suffered harm. This is our support through our strong child protection procedures.  All school staff have undertaken annual Child Protection training and understand how to follow school systems for the recording and actioning of concerns. We work closely with our external partners, such as Education Safeguarding, West Yorkshire Police and CAMHS.

Our focus is to ensure that we uphold the highest standards of professionalism and knowledge in working with children and families on areas including:

  • child protection
  • anti-bullying
  • Mental health provision
  • behaviour and attendance
  • special educational needs
  • physical contact / positive handling
  • intimate and nurture care
  • children looked after
  • staff recruitment
  • Personal Development

You can read our safeguarding policy, including the COVID-19 appendix HERE

Read our Safeguarding Policy Summary Statement Here

Our Designated Child Protection Officers are:

Mr A Beecroft, Deputy Principal – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs J Smith, Pastoral Support Officer – Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs S McAndrew, SENDCo

Mr G Nicholson, Pastoral Officer (Y6/Y7 & Looked After Children)

Mr D Hollingworth, Pastoral Support Officer (Y8)

Mrs L Campey, Pastoral Support Officer (Y9)

Mrs M Constantine, Pastoral Support Officer (Y10)

Mr D Moxon, Pastoral Support Officer (Y11)

Mrs S Pearson, Pastoral Leader for Post 16

Mrs C Waldron, ELECT Centre Leader

Mrs A Daniels, ELECT Pastoral Officer

Mr D Rushton, ELECT Teacher

Laura Jarman, Mental Health Practitioner

Sophie Muldoon, Mental Health Practitioner

Mrs R Starr, Head of High Care Partnership

Mr M Sangra, High Care Partnership Teacher

Mrs G Hope, High Care Partnership HLTA

Medical, Emotional & Pastoral Support for our School Community

Please click HERE to find out more.

Safeguarding in Sport

Click the following links for more information:

Safeguarding in Sports Leeds


General Safeguarding Guidance

Domestic Violence & Abuse – Guidance from Leeds City Council

Support for whose who are concerned, at risk or are the victim of Domestic violence.


Parent Info

A collaboration of support for parents that require additional help and guidance on areas such as relationships and sex, e-safety and wellbeing.



Safeguarding has always, and continues to be a strength at Temple Moor.