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Idsall School

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Prevent Strategy

Protecting Children From Radicalisation

Idsall uses the following Governmental definition of extremism which is:

‘Vocal or active opposition to fundamental British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs; and/or calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas’.

We recognise that the Prevent Strategy relates to the prevention of radicalisation of staff as well as students.

Idsall school promotes tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions; we teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. The school promotes community cohesion and safeguards against biased or unbalanced teaching and the promotion of partisan political views and ensure that when political or controversial issues are brought to pupils’ attention, they are offered a balanced presentation of opposing views.

We recognise that extremism and exposure to extremist materials and influences can lead to poor outcomes for students and so should be addressed as a safeguarding concern as set out in the Child Protection policy. We also recognise that if we fail to challenge extremist views, we are failing to protect our students.

All staff have completed training in relation to the Prevent Strategy.