Promoting British Values at Acre Heads Primary School
At Acre Heads Primary School, we understand the importance of encouraging pupils to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.
We provide an environment to allow pupils to understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
Through our school ethos and teaching, we emphasise the importance of supporting the rule of English civil and criminal law.
From 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty became law. This is a duty on all schools and registered early years providers to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into terrorism. In order to protect children in our care, we must be alert to any reason for concern in the child’s life at home or elsewhere. This includes awareness of the expression of extremist views. The school staff have received Prevent training.
For parents and carers, this quick list may be of some help.
Potential indicators of radicalisation or extremism in children / teenagers:
- Possesses unexplained gifts and clothing – groomers will sometimes use gifts such as mobile phones or expensive trainers to bribe a young person.
- Sudden or gradual change in physical appearance. Changing their style of dress to accord with a group.
- Sudden or unexpectedly wearing religious attire. Possession of materials or symbols associated with an extremist cause.
- Starts to become socially withdrawn / refusal to co-operate.
- Pupil visiting extremist websites, networks and blogs.
Please click on the link below to download the Government’s advice about the Prevent Duty: