Fundamental British Values and Prevent

Since July 2015 all schools have been subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have 'due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools. In our school we build pupils' resilience to radicalisation by promoting the fundamental British values of:

  • The rule of law

  • Democracy

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect

  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Happy children who have resilience, good self esteem and a strong sense of identity and belonging will be much more able to withstand any attempts to radicalise them. Through our PSHE curriculum and all our interactions with our pupils we work hard to develop children's emotional intelligence. Our Behaviour System reinforces the values that will enable children to be respectful, tolerant and able to take responsibility for their actions. We refer to British Values often when talking to the children about behaviour so they become a part of our common language and understanding.

We also have an active School Council so pupils develop an understanding of democracy. Within all our lessons, and at breaks and lunchtimes, children are directly taught the importance of these values so that they can leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

Our Behaviour System

  • We should respect everyone, including ourselves (mutual respect, individual liberty)

  • We should treat everyone how we would like to be treated ourselves (tolerance, individual liberty)

  • We should keep hands, feet and unkind words to ourselves (rule of law, mutual respect)

  • We should care for our school and everything in it (rule of law, mutual respect)

  • We should follow instructions first time (rule of law)

  • We should work hard at everything we do (mutual respect)

All our teachers and TA's have undertaken the Home Office E-learning module linked to PREVENT as have most of our Governing Body.