This Preventing Radicalisation Policy is part of our commitment to keeping our pupils safe. Since the Education and Inspections Act 2006 schools have a duty to promote community cohesion. Over the last few years, global events have led to a growth of extremist viewpoints, including advocacy of violent extremism.
Schools have an important part to play in both educating children and young people about extremism and recognising when pupils start to become radicalised. In March 2015, new statutory duties were placed on schools by the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 which means they must work to prevent children being drawn into extremism.
Safeguarding children from all risks of harm is an important part of a school’s work and protecting them from extremism is one aspect of that.
At The Link School we ensure that through our school vision, values, relationships and small group teaching we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. The Management Committee also ensures that this ethos is reflected and implemented effectively through School policy and practice and that there is an effective suite of safeguarding policies in place to safeguard and promote pupils’ welfare.
We have a duty to prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. Everyone at the Link School has the right to learn and work in safety. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind and will challenge derogatory language and behaviour towards others.
The duty to prevent children and young people being radicalised is set out in the following documents.
Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools: DfE Departmental advice for maintained schools 2014
This policy also recognises our Statement of British Values.
You can read our full Preventing Radicalisation Policy by downloading the PDF below
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