KHEF and the Prevent Duty
The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of our overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. In the Act this has simply been expressed as the need to “prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
The 2011 Prevent strategy has three specific strategic objectives:
- respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
- prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support
- work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address.
All publicly-funded schools in England are required by law to teach 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. Schools must also promote fundamental British values as part of broader requirements relating to the quality of education and to promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. KHEF is committed to ensuring every pupil has this opportunity.
KHEF curriculum promotes this and children are encouraged to adopt and live out the core values that compliment British values of tolerance, respect, understanding, compassion and harmonious living. All are helped to understand the importance of democracy and freedom of speech through social and emotional aspects of learning, assemblies, debates and through elected school council members. Children are supported to make good choices from their arrival so they understand the impact and consequences of their actions on themselves and others.
Children are taught how to keep themselves and others safe at home, in school, using the internet and the community. To help children appreciate & value the community and different beliefs KHEF participates in local community events.
KHEF approach to teaching is built on responsibility, resilience, reflection, resourcefulness and respect.
KHEF is committed to safeguarding children and adheres to Keeping Children Safe In Education, Working Together & The Children Act. Prevent is not considered separate but as part of safeguarding.
KHEF and the Governing body have a zero tolerance approach to extremist behaviour. WE are proud of our strong values to steer our work and ensure that children are protected from exposure to negative influence.