The Prevent Agenda
What is Prevent?
Prevent is a national government agenda seeking to address all types of extremism in our society. It aims to prevent people becoming terrorists or acting on extreme ideas. It covers extremism in all its forms religious, far right wing and other forms.
How is the Prevent strategy relevant in schools?
From July 2015, all schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a duty to protect our students from extremist and violent views in the same way as we protect them from drugs & violence.
We also have an important role to provide a safe place for students to explore difficult issues such as religious and political ideologies with support from staff members so they can gain an accurate and thoughtful understanding of such issues.
How is the Prevent strategy reflected by the aims of HGIS?
Hall Green Infant School is clear that this exploitation and radicalisation should be viewed as a safeguarding concern and that protecting children from the risk of radicalisation is part of the school’s safeguarding duty. Our school aims to educate young people to become full, confident and active members of the community thus preparing them for the global society of the 21st century. This aim contributes greatly to the Prevent strategy by:
·Promoting the International dimension of school life.
·Challenging prejudices and racist comments.
HGIS encourages the importance of community cohesion. The diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances are appreciated and positively valued. We strive to ensure that children from different backgrounds have similar life opportunities. We aim to develop strong positive relationships between people from different backgrounds in the workplace, in schools and within neighbourhoods with a clear aim to safeguard our children.