Prevent Strategy

What is the Prevent Strategy?

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

How does the Prevent Strategy Apply to Schools?

From July 2015, all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.

This means that at Totley All Saints, we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence. Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

What does this Mean in Practice?

Many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent Strategy.

These include:

  • Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity
  • Challenging prejudices and racist comments
  • Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity
  • Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as well as British values such as democracy.

At Totley All Saints, we will also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, for example by using filters on the internet to make sure they can’t access extremist and terrorist material, or by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils. Different schools will carry out the Prevent duty in different ways, depending on the age of the children and the needs of the community.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Prevent Relate to British Values?

Like all schools, we have been required to promote British Values since 2014, and this continues to be a part of our response to the Prevent Strategy.

To find out more on British Values & what we do at Totley All Saints, please click to access the link.

Isn’t my child too young to learn about extremism?

The Prevent Strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, which may not be appropriate for our younger children. It is also about teaching children values such as tolerance and mutual respect. At Totley All Saints, we are careful to make sure that any discussions are suitable for the age and maturity of the children involved.

Is extremism really a risk in our area?

Whilst we don’t believe that extremism is a direct threat in out school, we are of course mindful that it can take many forms, including political, religious and misogynistic extremism. Some of these may be a bigger threat in our area than others. What we hope to do at Totley All Saints, is to give our children the skills to protect themselves from any extremist views they may encounter, now or later in their lives.

To find out more, please download our Prevent Strategy Leaflet for Parents or visit the government information via their website.

 

Latest Events

  1. 05JulY5 Parent Passport Meeting
  2. 06JulNew to FS2 Parent & Child Workshop
  3. 06JulY2 up to Y3 Parent Passport Meeting
  4. 07JulNew to FS2 Parent & Child Workshop
  5. 07JulY5 up to Y6 Parent Passport Meeting


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  • I really like TASS & it's the best school I've ever been to. Everyone is really kind & have helped me to settle in. In my last school we had lots of bullying but at TASS bullying is extinct!!
    —New Y6 Child
  • My daughter absolutely loves school & is delighted to be an Eco-Saint! We are very happy with her progress & think that the Merit teams & points are really effective!
    —Y2 Parents
  • Absolutely fantastic parents' evening! Really pleased with *** progress & how her teacher has brought her on. She's made so much progress in such a short time! Thanks so much!!
    —Y6 Parent
  • I can't thank the teachers enough for the support they have given *** in his first term. He has settled in so well & his teacher has already recognised his strengths & weaknesses. The school has such a positive attitude. We're really pleased that we chose TASS!
    —Y6 Parent
  • Really pleased with *** progress & ongoing development. She is happy at school & doesn't like to miss anything! We feel she has settled in really well considering her health issues. We would like to thanks everyone who helps her to manage her condition!!
    —FS2 (Reception) Parent
  • I feel that the work in Y6 is challenging & exciting for our son. He always comes home buzzing & can't wait to get on with his homework. I'm grateful to the school for everything that they've done for him!
    —Y6 Parent
  • We feel that the teachers, the head teacher & all the school staff have our children's bet interest at heart at all times. We appreciate everything that they do for our children!
    —Y1 & Y4 Parent
  • My child enjoys her school experience. She finds her learning environment supportive & fun. The teachers are warm & create an atmosphere where the children flourish. I have found my child's current teacher extremely approachable, visible & very positive!
    —Y2 Parent
  • My child has made a great start to school. I feel really well informed & am impressed with the standards of teaching!
    —Y3 Parent
  • I felt very confident that all three teachers really knew our children & were genuinely interested in them & what their individual needs were!
    —Y3,Y2 & Y1 Parent
  • (Class teacher) is outstanding! She knows our daughter extremely well & has kept us well informed on her progress! She is very supportive in every respect & really approachable!
    —Y5 Parent Comment
  • TASS is a kind & caring school that cares about us ourselves - not just our education - even though that's what school's about. We always have fun & I never go home wishing 'I wish I'd been at another school'!
    —Y6 Child – End of Year Comment
  • I felt very confident that all three teachers really knew our children & were genuinely interested in them.
    —Y3, 2 & 1 Parent
  • It’s been slightly difficult with us coming from another school. There was no way the teacher could have been told everything, but within just a couple of weeks we felt that she had gained an excellent understanding of our child. We couldn’t be happier with the support our child has been given during her first term at TASS! Thank you!
    —Y2 Parent
  • Excellent teaching! I can’t believe how much she has come on in Reading & Writing!
    —Y1 Parent
  • It’s lovely to be greeted by the teacher each morning & to be able to pass on messages when necessary!
    —FS2 Parent



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