The Prevent Strategy, published in 2011, is part of the government’s overall counterterrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (the Act) places a duty schools, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. At St Bernadette’s, we comply with this duty by providing a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes community cohesion, fundamental British values and the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils. Our Values driven curriculum prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life as they grow older and move on to secondary school.
At St Bernadette’s we will report any concerns we may have in order to prevent our children from being drawn into extremist ideology.