THE PREVENT AGENDA AT
ST ALBAN’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Government’s PREVENT agenda encompasses all strategies used to combat extremism and radicalisation.
As a school, our role within the PREVENT agenda is to give children the knowledge and skills to enable them:
- To think for themselves
- To challenge and to debate
- To learn about different cultures and faiths and, to gain an understanding of the values we share.
- To explore ideas, developing a sense of identity and forming views as a normal part of growing up.
We do this through:
- Our school values, driven by our Mission Statement, aims and objectives
- Teaching children to live by our school (Christian) values which are inclusive and promote equality and diversity
- Safeguarding procedures to identify those children who are vulnerable or at risk
- Promoting confidence, independence and resilience in their learning and thinking
- Religious Education, collective worship and PSHE
- Providing a safe environment for discussion and debate, including controversial issues
- Teaching children about the value of living in a democratic society
- Helping children understand how they can influence and participate in decision-making. We need to encourage young people to express their views but also to appreciate the impact their views can have on others
- Teaching children to take responsibility for their actions and to understand that the use of violence is criminal
- Enabling children to make a positive contribution through fundraising to support those in need locally, nationally and globally
- Enabling children to make a positive contribution within our school through fundraising, school council and pupil voice
- Teaching children about e-safety
- Providing opportunities for children to learn about other faiths and cultures, particularly the things we have in common
- Adopting a “no blame” approach to bullying, which focuses on addressing underlying perceptions and emotions associated to a situation and restoring relationships rather than attributing blame
- Tackling any instances of prejudice-based behaviours