Throughout school, we believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore the issues of diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society. Providing a safe learning environment in which children can raise controversial questions and concerns without fear of reprimand or ridicule and explore boundaries of what is acceptable will engender an open attitude to multi-cultural and race issues.
On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force.
This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
We work closely with the PREVENT TEAM to ensure that we base our curriculum on the principle that people should treat everyone with respect whatever their race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, special need or disability.
The teachers aim to engage children in promoting a positive attitude to others with a focus on shared values, whilst developing a high regard for themselves. By building resilience and self-esteem, children are encouraged to stand firm and be positive about others and not be influenced by negative peer pressure they may encounter.
Through education, we can enable children to think for themselves by providing valuable opportunities for discussing, debating, researching and questioning, set within the context of learning based on sound knowledge and understanding.
For more information, please visit the PREVENT website