Prevent Duty for Schools
What is the Prevent Duty for Schools?
From 1 July 2015 all schools, registered early years childcare providers and registered later years childcare providers are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism” (Department for Education, June 2015).
The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. Staff at The Globe Primary Academy have received training on Prevent and guidance on how to deal with any issues they may identify as requiring investigation whether this is inside or outside school.
We are empowering pupils and developing their integrity by promoting fundamental British values.
These values are:
the rule of law
mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
By educating our pupils in these values we are endeavouring to build pupils' feelings of belonging and resilience to extremist views.
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