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Mountfields Lodge School

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Mountfields Lodge School

Prevent Duty

Our school recognises the duties placed on it by the Counter Terrorism Bill (July 2015) to have due regard to the need to prevent pupils from being drawn into terrorism.

Due regard means that we should place an appropriate amount of weight on the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism when they consider all the other factors relevant to how they carry out their usual functions.

Being drawn into terrorism includes both violent extremism and non-violent extremism, which can create an atmosphere conducive to terrorism and can promote views which terrorists exploit.

 

This duty is known as the ‘PREVENT Duty’ and applies as much to our school as it does to all others.

 

This is but one element within our overall school arrangements to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of all Children in line with our statutory duties set out at s175 of the Education Act 2002 (s157 of the Education Act 2002.)

 

Our duties include:

  • Assessing the risk of pupils being drawn into terrorism (using our ‘working knowledge’ of the pupils in our care)

  • Working in partnership with relevant agencies under the LSCB procedures

  • Appropriate staff training

  • Appropriate online filtering

     

Our school is committed to actively promoting the fundamental British Values of:

  • Democracy

  • The rule of law

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Our pupils are encouraged to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

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