British Values/ Prevent Strategy
DUTY OF SCHOOLS TO PREVENT EXTREMISM /TERRORISM
An integral part of this policy is to ensure that our children are protected from being drawn into terrorism or associated activities. We make certain of this through our robust safeguarding systems. Any children at risk of such activities will be identified and the correct support put into place. All our staff are aware of their responsibilities in the safeguarding of children and will ensure that this responsibility is thoroughly adhered to.
Preparing children for life in Modern Britain
Promoting British Values at Singleton C of E School
At Singleton Church of England Primary School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and the community. Within our curriculum we have introduced and threaded through themes which value the perspectives of other people and other countries.
The Department for Education have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous education on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”
The Department of Education defines British Values as follows:
- Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process.
- Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England.
- Support for equality of opportunity for all.
- Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law.
- Respect for the tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs.
The Prevent duty
Under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, all schools are subject to a duty to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”, known as the Prevent duty, forming part of the school’s wider safeguarding obligations.
The school’s procedures for carrying out the Prevent duty, including how it will engage and implement the Channel programme, are outlined in the Prevent Duty Policy and Risk assessment