As part of Riverview Infant Schools commitment to safeguarding and child protection we support the government’s Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help to build resilience to extremism. A Parent Pamphlet is available by clicking here.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. We have prepared a leaflet to explain how we have regard to this strategy which can be found on our web site or from our school office. Many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy. These include:
Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity
Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as well as British values such as democracy
Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity
Challenging prejudices and racist comments
We will also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, for example by using filters on the Internet to make sure they can’t access extremist and terrorist material, or by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils. At Riverview Infant School, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values. Please see our British values guidance on our web site. The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. At our school all teaching and support staff have completed training. You can find out more information regarding the Prevent Strategy by going to https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97976/prevent-strategy-review.pdf for a link to the official government document.