British Values & Extremism
We place a strong emphasis on British Values and the uniqueness of our Country. These include the right to a vote, an understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law, an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, that these should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour and also an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.
Recent terrorist attacks in Tunisia and France as well as the pupils who have travelled to the Middle East to join extremist groups highlighted how important it is for our young people to be made aware of extremism.
In school pupils have taken part in sessions to raise awareness of the dangers of Extremism. These session have helped to enable pupils to question and think about extremism, equality, prejudice, stereotyping and how easy it could be for young people via networking both in person and on the network to be drawn into behaviours that may be extreme and lead to dangerous consequences.
These sessions were delivered to inform and educate pupils so that should the need arise, they can make right choices.
All staff in school are encouraged to report any indication that pupils might be drawn into any form of extremism. We also encourage parents to let us know if they have any concerns in this area.
To find out what the government is doing to prevent extremism within education and children's services sectors search the link below.