The Harleston Sancroft Academy Prevent Strategy
Our Prevent Strategy has been written in response to and in line with government guidance and forms part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy which seeks to:
- Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat faced from those who promote these views
- Provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
- Work with a wide range of sectors where there are risks of radicalisation which need to be addressed, including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, the internet and health
All schools are required by law to teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of students and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
The purpose of the Prevent Strategy is to protect students from harm and to ensure that they are taught in a way that is consistent with the law and British values. To this end it acts to;
- Raise awareness
- Provide information
- Enable learners to make a positive contribution
- Safeguard young people
Fundamental British Values
As a school we use the curriculum, pastoral support programmes, the wider life of the school and it’s role in the community to comprehensively and positively promote the key fundamental British Values of:
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs.
Across both the Primary and Secondary Phases, children participate in a curriculum that promotes active learning and develops critical personal thinking skills. The school’s focus on active learning and questioning enables students to explore social and emotional aspects of learning throughout the curriculum. The School actively promotes diversity and shared values between the school community, the local community, the national and global community. We do this by celebrating and promoting our own school values. These School Values form the basis of our students’ understanding of wider communities and there are numerous academic and pastoral opportunities that embed this ethos. The school challenges all prejudices recognising students who are at risk of isolation. The emphasis on pastoral care through the house and vertical tutor system (secondary phase), Rewards and Consequences, assemblies and Collective Worship, Life Skills and enrichment activities ensure that the school is a safe place to learn and that anti bullying strategies minimise hate and prejudice based bullying. The school seeks justice for incidences of such bullying and uses restorative approaches to repair harm when caused.