Tackling Extremism & Radicalisation Policy

2015-2016

 

 

LOWICK AND HOLY ISLAND C OF E FIRST SCHOOL

 

This policy should be read with the following policies:

  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  • Equality Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Positive Behaviour Management Policy
  • E-Safety Policy
  • PREVENT Strategy HM Gov
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education DfE 2015
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children HM Gov 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agreed by:

Governing Body

September 2015

Review date:

September 2016

Previous review date:

N/A New Policy

  1. 1.POLICY STATEMENT

Lowick & Holy Island C of E First Schools are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. Every member of staff recognises that safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism is no different to safeguarding against any other vulnerability in today’s society. The Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Policy sets out our beliefs, strategies and procedures to protect vulnerable individuals from being radicalised or exposed to extremist views, by identifying who they are and promptly providing them with support.

The Lowick & Holy Island C of E First Schools Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Policy links to the following school policies:

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Equality Policy
  • Anti-bullying Policy
  • Positive Behaviour Management Policy
  • E-Safety Policy.

The following national guidelines should also be read when working with this policy:

  • PREVENT Strategy HM Government
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education DfE 2015
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children HM Government 2015.
  1. Lowick & Holy Island C of E First Schools Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Policy is intended to provide a framework for dealing with issues relating to vulnerability, radicalisation and exposure to extreme views. We recognise that we are well placed to be able to identify safeguarding issues and this policy clearly sets out how the school will deal with such incidents and identifies how the curriculum and ethos underpins our actions.
  • All governors, teachers, teaching assistants and non-teaching staff will have an understanding of what radicalisation and extremism are is and why we need to be vigilant in school.
  • All governors, teachers, teaching assistants and non-teaching staff will know what the school policy is on tackling extremism and radicalisation and will follow the policy guidance swiftly when issues arise.
  • All pupils will understand the dangers of radicalisation and exposure to extremist views; building resilience against these and knowing what to do if they experience them.
  • All parents/carers and pupils will know that the school has policies in place to keep pupils safe from harm and that the school regularly reviews its systems to ensure they are appropriate and effective.
  1. happen here and ensure that we work alongside other professional bodies and agencies to ensure that our pupils are safe from harm.
  • Spending increasing time in the company of other suspected extremists.
  • Changing their style of dress or personal appearance to accord with the group.
  • Day-to-day behaviour becoming increasingly centred on an extremist ideology, group or cause.
  • Loss of interest in other friends and activities not associated with the extremist ideology, group or cause.
  • Possession of materials or symbols associated with an extremist cause.
  • Attempts to recruit others to the group/cause.
  • Communications with others that suggests identification with a group, cause or ideology.
  • Using insulting to derogatory names for another group.
  • Increase in prejudice-related incidents committed by that person – these may include:
  1. 8. STAFF TRAINING

This policy will be ratified by the Governing Body on 23rd September 2015

NAME

ROLE

DATE

Christine Vanson

Headteacher

23rd   September 2015

Dominic Elsworth

Chair of Governors   - Lowick School

23rd   September 2015

Paul Collins

Chair of Governors   – Holy Island School

23rd   September 2015

This policy will be reviewed in September 2016 and annually thereafter.

Appendix 1 – Dealing with referrals

We are aware of the potential indicating factors that a child is vulnerable to being radicalised or exposed to extreme views, including peer pressure, influence from other people or the internet, bullying, crime and anti-social behaviour, family tensions, race/hate crime, lack of self-esteem or identity, prejudicial behaviour and personal or political grievances.

In the event of prejudicial behaviour the following system will be followed:

  • All incidents of prejudicial behaviour will be reported directly to the Head Teacher.
  • All incidents will be fully investigated and recorded in line with the Behaviour Policy and records will be kept in line with procedures for any other safeguarding incident.
  • Parents/carers will be contacted and the incident discussed in detail, aiming to identify motivating factors, any changes in circumstances at home, parental views of the incident and to assess whether the incident is serious enough to warrant a further referral. A note of this meeting is kept alongside the initial referral in the Safeguarding folder.
  • The Headteacher will follow-up any referrals for a period of four weeks after the incident to assess whether there is a change in behaviour and/or attitude. A further meeting with parents would be held if there is not a significant positive change in behaviour.
  • If deemed necessary, serious incidents will be discussed and referred to the local children’s social care team.
  • In the event of a referral relating to serious concerns about potential radicalisation or extremism, the school will also contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Appendix 2 - Staff Safeguarding Training

Type of   Training

Delivered   by

Delivered   to

When   and at what frequency

WRAP   (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent)

 

All   staff, governors, office staff, site management and dinner supervisors

Repeated   for all staff during first half of Autumn half term each academic year

PVE   (Preventing Violent Extremism) Training for Managers

 

All   SLT, all leadership team, governors with responsibilities for safeguarding

Repeated   for all identified staff during first half of Autumn half term each academic   year

Safer   Recruitment Training

 

All SLT   and all governors

Refreshed   on 3 year basis. Certificates held in school Safeguarding Folder

Safeguarding   and Child Protection Training

 

All   Staff and designated governors for child protection

Refreshed   on 3 year basis. Copies of Certificates held in school Safeguarding   Folder

Safeguarding   and Child Protection Training – Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

DSL

Repeated   for DSL first half of Autumn half term every alternate academic year.

Tackling   Homophobia in Schools

 

All   staff, governors, office staff, site management and dinner supervisors

Repeated   for all staff during first half of Autumn half term each academic year

Tackling   Domestic Violence

 

All   staff, office staff, site management and dinner supervisors

Repeated   for all staff during first half of Autumn half term each academic year

Tackling   Female Genital Mutilation

 

DSL and   disseminate to all staff, office staff, site management and dinner   supervisors

Repeated   for all staff during first half of Autumn half term each academic year

Looked   After Children

 

DSL for   Looked

Refreshed   on 2 year basis.

Appendix 3 - Additional materials (Available in Staffroom, on school website or by searching online)

  • The Prevent Strategy, GOV.UK – Home Office
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education DfE 2015
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children HM Gov 2015
  • Learning Together to be Safe: a Toolkit to Help Schools Contribute to the Prevention of Violent Extremism was published in 2008 by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), a predecessor of the Department for Education.

 

 Appendix 4 – PSHE Curriculum Overview 11

 Content not to be published on website but available on request.

 

 Appendix 5 – Visitor Request Form

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