What is PREVENT?
Schools now need to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This duty is known as the Prevent duty (section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015).
The Headteacher has attended a ‘Train the Trainer’ course.
Deputy Head and Governor have attended WRAP (Working to Raise Awareness of PREVENT) workshop.
All staff have attended Prevent Staff Meeting and have been given handouts explaining the requirements of the Prevent duty. We keep a PREVENT file that is constantly updated with current information received and staff are encouraged to access this regularly.
Governors have been updated with the Prevent agenda during a FGB meeting.
The Prevent audit has been completed and is updated termly. A copy is available in school.
Our school motto is ‘Everyone different, everyone loved’.
School ensures that this is central to its ethos. We hold IQM Gold Award and were awarded an Outstanding judgement in our SIAMS inspection in July 15. Community cohesion is a strength of the school (Community café, bank and allotments) and we hold the Leading Parent Partnership Award.
Our SIP for 15/16 and for 16/17 has life skills to prepare our children for life in modern Britain as a School Improvement Priority. The promotion of British Values is embedded in our curriculum. At times, there are explicit lessons through Multicultural Weeks, Circle Time, PSHE and RE. At other times, it is explicit in other lessons, through discussions and multi faith teaching and also our inclusive Christian ethos. Debating and critical thinking are encouraged to promote tolerance and to prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain. We work to raise self esteem and ensure our children have a strong feeling of self worth through an enriched curriculum that includes Forest Schools, cookery, singing, activity groups etc. Examples of work are saved in our SMSC folders.
All forms of bullying or intolerance are unacceptable in our school. Any incident is dealt with firmly and fairly in accordance with our behaviour policy. This includes things that happen outside the school gates where appropriate. Our behaviour policy is very positive in approach but is firm in its message and expectations. All incidents are recorded in school and the type of incident is categorised eg homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, racism, FGM etc. We challenge any unacceptable comments made by children and their families.