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Prevent Duty Information

Flow chart for how we approach concerns of radicalistaion in our school

As part of James Peacock School's ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government's Prevent Strategy.

From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.

At James Peacock School, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views. Please refer to our statement on British Values on our school website.

The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. All out staff and governors have received online training to ensure that they are aware of the warning signs and know how to respond appropriately. We ensure that anyone using the building for after school events are checked to ensure that meetings and events are appropriately used. 

Through our teaching, curriculum and topics we ensure that our school promotes the school's values and promotes fundamental British values


If parents and carers have any concerns please report these to the head teacher Richard Waldron who will be able to assist you with these matters