PREVENT at Fairford Primary School


Responding to the Prevent Duty March 2022

The Prevent Duty requires the school to have due regard to the need to prevent children being drawn into terrorism.

All staff and governors must be aware of this. We have regard to government advice when carrying out our Prevent Duty.

We need to:

  • identify children who may be vulnerable; and
  • protect children from the risk of radicalisation.

We build children’s resilience against radicalisation by 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.

We need to assess the risk of children being drawn into terrorism or having extremist views. If we feel that any of our children are vulnerable we need to refer them to the Channel Programme. The Channel Programme supports children from an early age who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.

Our school with its limited cultural diversity and rural location is classed as low risk. We are always vigilant and have the following in place:

  • filtering systems on all our PCs to ensure children do not access websites that may contain material about extremism or terrorism;
  • internet safety rules and pupil guidance;
  • a PSHE curriculum that starts in Reception class and teaches children at age appropriate times how to manage difficult situations;
  • Religious Education which teaches children about other religions and gives opportunities for discussion about radicalism and terrorism;
  • a robust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy matched by vigilant and proactive safeguarding and child protection practice;
  • citizenship education which promotes community cohesion by teaching so children understand what it means to be British in today’s society; and
  • regular assemblies and worship times that focus on core values including respect.

March 2022 Review date: March 2024 By the Curriculum and Standards Committee