From 1st July 2015 all schools have a duty under section 26 of the Counter Terrorism Act, as part of their wider safeguarding responsibilites, to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". To fulfill this duty it is essential that schools are able to identify children who are vulnerable to radicalisation.
To ensure that the school is in a position to do this all Staff and Governors are undertaking online awareness training and the Headteacher and Chair of Governors have also attended comprehensive Home Office approved training.
It is also important for the school to build children's resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British Values. To see how the school does this please see our page on British Values.
The school is aware of the increased risk of online radicalisation and therefore we ask all children and their parents to sign up to Responsible Internet Use Rules. We also invite visitors into school to talk to the children about e-Safety and we ensure that the staff comply with the School's Acceptable Use Policy. For more information about e-Safety please see our e-safety page.
For Government advice for parents go to educategainsthate.com