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What is the Prevent Duty?

The Prevent duty Prevent is about supporting and protecting people who might be susceptible to being drawn into terrorism.  It is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists, supporting terrorist or extremist causes;  it covers all types of terrorism and extremism.  Christ Church C of E Primary School has a statutory duty to have due regard to the need to prevent our children from the risks associated with radicalisation and extremism.


The Prevent strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, (age appropriately), it is about teaching children the fundamental British values of: tolerance, rule of law, individual liberty, democracy and mutual respect.

At school, we aim to provide a safe place for pupils to learn about any issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

Our prevent lead is Mrs Beckett, and our prevent governor is Mr Leigh.


Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of the mind.

Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views.


The Role of the Curriculum

Our curriculum promotes respect, tolerance and diversity through a broad and balanced curriculum,  preparing the children for life in modern Britain. Children are taught to share their views; respect the views of others and recognise that they are entitled to have their own different beliefs. Our RSHE (Relationship, Social and Health Education) and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) provision is embedded across the curriculum, and underpins the ethos of the school.  Teaching the schools’ core values alongside the fundamental British values supports quality teaching and learning, whilst making a positive contribution to the development of a fair, just and civil society. Children are regularly taught about how to stay safe when using the Internet and are encouraged to recognise that people are not always who they say they are online. They are taught to seek adult help if they are concerned about anything they read or see on the Internet.