Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.
At Prestbury St Mary's Federation, all staff have completed the Government Prevent Training.
This training offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. It provides an important foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the role that staff can play in supporting those at risk.
The training addresses all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism, including far right wing and Islamist extremism threatening the UK.
The Prevent strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, which may not be appropriate for our children. It is also about teaching children through our Christian values such as Love and Respect. This is what we will focus on at Prestbury St Mary's Federation.
The schools will make sure any discussions are suitable for the age and maturity of the children involved.
Extremism can take many forms, including political, religious and misogynistic extremism. Some of these may be a bigger threat in our area than others.
We will endeavour to give children the skills to protect them from any extremist views they may encounter, now or later in their lives.
Schools have been required to promote British values since 2014, and this will continue to be part of our response to the Prevent strategy.
British values include:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty and mutual respect
- Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
Please click here to find out more about British Values at Prestbury St Mary's Federation
Click here to view the Educate Against Hate website
Click here to view the Action Against Terrorism website