Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is taught to all students. Delivery takes many different forms, from visiting speakers to special assemblies and is considered an extremely important part of educating students to stay safe and grow into responsible citizens.
Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism
In response to the Department for Education Prevent Duty published in June 2015, PSHE and year group assemblies look at British Values, types of extremism and radicalisation. Through these we raise students' awareness and educate them about what to do if they have any concerns.
The Prevent duty: what it means for schools and childcare providers
In order for schools and childcare providers to fulfil the Prevent duty, it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation should be seen as part of schools’ and childcare providers’ wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, neglect, sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences.
Schools and childcare providers can also build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views. It is important to emphasise that the Prevent duty is not intended to stop pupils debating controversial issues. On the contrary, schools should provide a safe space in which children, young people and staff can understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments.
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If you have any concerns yourself as a parent or wish to find out more information to support your child the resources below may be of use: