Prevent Duty

Preventing Radicalisation in school

Building resilience in our young people and the promotion of fundamental British values is at the heart of preventing radicalisation. We do this by providing a safe place in which children can discuss issues, and we aim to give them the knowledge and confidence to challenge extremist beliefs and ideologies. Our new prevent duty, is carried out under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which legally requires us to take steps to prevent pupils from being drawn into terrorism. We take this duty seriously and carry out the four main actions responsibly, namely: risk assessment, working in partnership, staff training and IT policies. If we assess a child as at risk, we will refer to the Channel Programme, which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.

 In terms of training, staff have received training to familiarise them with the Prevent Duty and our DSL are undertaking WRAP training. (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent). In terms of internet safety, we ensure suitable filters are in place to keep children away from extremist materials, in keeping with Suffolk guidelines. We recognise that we play a vital role in keeping children safe from harm, including from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, and in promoting the welfare of children in our care.

What we do if there is a concern

If we have a concern about a particular pupil we will follow the school’s normal safeguarding procedures, including discussing with the school’s designated safeguarding lead, and where deemed necessary, with children’s social care. In Prevent priority areas, the local authority will have a Prevent lead who can also provide support. We may also contact the local police force or dial 101 (the non-emergency number). They can talk to us in confidence about concerns and help us gain access to support and advice.

The Department for Education has dedicated a telephone helpline (020 7340 7264) to enable staff and governors to raise concerns relating to extremism directly. Concerns can also be raised by email to counter.extremism@education.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that the helpline is not intended for use in emergency situations, such as a child being at immediate risk of harm or a security incident In an emergency situation we will follow the recommended emergency procedures.

DSL and Prevent Lead – Mrs Sam Barlow

Alternate Safeguarding Lead - Miss Amanda Lyons

 

Information Sharing Agreement between Suffolk County Council & Schools Reported incidents of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA)  click here

 

Equality Objectives Statement 2018-2022

St Benet's Catholic Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school communityThese objectives will help us to meet the three arms of the general duties required in the Equality Act 2010 to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations

Our equality objectives are:

  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school
  • To ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to after-school clubs and activities
  • To ensure the school environment is accessible as possible to all pupils, staff and visitors.
  • To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010
  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum.
  • Actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between pupils and all groups of pupils; especially students eligible for free-school meals, students with special educational needs and disabilities and looked after children

Equalities information will be updated annually and progress towards our objectives will be monitored and reviewed every year. In line with legislation, the objectives will be re-published formally, at least every 4 years.  With this in mind, our equality objectives are as follows: 

  • To promote cultural development & understanding through a rich range of experience, both in & beyond the school;
  • To promote understanding & tackle prejudice in relation to people with disabilities;
  • To narrow the gap between the attainment of boys & girls in writing and maths at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2;
  • Actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between pupils and all groups of pupils; especially students eligible for free-school meals, students with special educational needs and disabilities and looked after children  
  • To ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to school clubs & activities;
  • To allow equal access to information for all parents;
  • To ensure the school environment is as accessible as possible to all pupils, staff, parents & visitors.

Links to Policies   

Accessibility Plan

Admission Policy - CPSWV 2019

Admissions Policy 2019

Admissions Form

Attendance Policy - MAT

Computing Policy

Complaints Procedure

Curriculum Policy

Drugs Policy

e-Safety Policy

Equality Policy - MAT

Educational Visits Policy

Handwriting Policy

Maths Policy

Medical Needs Policy

PE policy

Prevent Policy - MAT

Pupil Premium

Religious Education Policy

Relationship Policy 

SCC Model Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy for Schools July 2018

SEN Policy

Sex Education Policy

MAT POLICIES

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