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Students and facilities at William Brookes School in Much Wenlock, Shropshire


Young male students in classroom

We believe that the school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes all students’ social, physical, emotional and moral development. We recognise that the safety and protection of all students is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting students from harm.

We have trained members of staff that lead on Safeguarding. If you would like to discuss safeguarding, please feel free to contact them using the details below.

Stacey Dickson - Strategic & Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) stacey.dickson@wbs.318education.co.uk
Ruth Shaw - Deputy DSL & Deputy Head ruth.shaw@wbs.318education.co.uk
Claire Mincher - Deputy DSL & Assistant Head claire.mincher@wbs.318education.co.uk
Mark Wilson - Deputy DSL & Athens House Leader mark.wilson@wbs.318education.co.uk
Caroline Tilley - Deputy DSL & Pastoral Support Officer caroline.tilley@wbs.318education.co.uk
Donna Picken - Safeguarding Support Officer donna.picken@wbs.318education.co.uk
Jennie Mattinson - Link Governor for Safeguarding

Alternatively, you can report any concerns you may have online via the ‘Report child abuse online - NSPCC website’ or phone Shropshire Council First Point of Contact on 0345 678 9021, or Telford & Wrekin Family Connect on 01952 385385.

You can also speak to:

  • Protecting Vulnerable People (West Mercia Police) on 0300 333 3000
  • NSPCC on 0800 800 5000
  • Childline on 0800 1111

The designated teacher for Looked After Children is Ruth Shaw - please feel free to contact her by email on ruth.shaw@wbs.318education.co.uk to discuss Looked After Children and Children in Care.

William Brookes School recognises the importance of developing students’ awareness of behaviour that is unacceptable towards them and others, and how they can help keep themselves and others safe.

Our PSHCE programme in each key stage provides personal development opportunities for students to learn about keeping safe and who to ask for help if their safety is threatened. Students are provided opportunities to explore how to be healthy and lead a safer lifestyle. Below are the topics that we teach to raise awareness.

Year 7 Friendships
Road Safety
Community and extremism
Democracy and UK Political System
Year 8 Puberty and Relationships (positive and negative)
Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
Drugs Awareness
Body Image and the media
Peer on Peer abuse
Year 9 Prejudice and human rights
First Aid
British Values
Consent and the Law
Safe Relationships
Year 10 Civil Liberties and human rights
Grooming and Sexual Exploitation
Alcohol and Drug awareness
Year 11 Community and Citizenship
Sexual Exploitation
Life Skills
Mental Health and Well-being

Children want to be respected, their views to be heard, to have stable relationships with professionals built on trust and for consistent support provided for their individual needs. This should guide the behaviour of professionals. Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs.




Kooth Visit website
Shout Visit website
SSCP - Shropshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Visit website
BEAM Visit website
National Bullying Helpline Visit website
Self-harm Information Download
Young Minds Visit website