From 1st July 2015, all schools have a due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and or violent extremism; this duty is known as The Prevent Duty (DFE, 2015).
Prevent is one element of the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy.
The Prevent Strategy aims to prevent people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Institutions including schools and academies have a statutory duty to address the risk of any form of radicalisation and extremism.
The Priory Centre staff complete Prevent Training. This is refreshed on an annual basis. All staff are confident about the referral process in the school if they suspect a student is being radicalised or drawn into extremist behaviour.
Our curriculum ensures our students have the opportunity to explore and discuss many challenges the world faces, including radicalisation and extremism. We encourage our students to think critically and explore ideas in a safe environment. We encourage our students to develop the skills, confidence and understanding to develop self-esteem and make a full and active contribution to society.
The Prevent strategy is the UK's counter terrorism strategy it has 4 strands: Pursue, Prevent, Protect, Prepare.
Click to find out more information on the government's Prevent Strategy.
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