From July 2015 all schools must take due regard to the need to prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism. This duty is known as the Prevent duty.
Newbridge Junior School has a zero tolerance acceptance of extremist behaviour and ensures that our care, guidance and curriculum empowers young people to reject violent or extremist behaviour.
Extremism can be defined as “holding of extreme opinions: the holding of extreme political or religious views or the taking of extreme actions on the basis of those views”.
Whilst it remains very rare for school age children to become involved in extremist activity, young people can be exposed to extremist influences or prejudiced views, including via the internet, from an early age. Early intervention is a preferable way of tackling extremism.
At Newbridge this is achieved through the teaching a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Through our assemblies and our Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum we ensure your children learn right from wrong, mix and share with other children and value other’s views. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others and learn to challenge negative attitudes and stereotypes.
Further information can be found by clicking on the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty