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Extremism & Radicalisation

Stratford-sub-Castle Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities to prevent people from being radicalised, become extremists or be drawn in to terrorism.

“The Prevent Strategy 2011”, published by the Government is part of the overall counter-terrorism strategy. The aim of the 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 “Counter-terrorism and Security Act 2015” (CT&S) identifies schools as having a key role to play in protecting pupils from the risk of extremism and radicalisation.

Chapter 1 Par 26 (1) of the Act places a general duty on specified authorities, in the exercise of its functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Schedule 6 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 outlines the specified authorities. As a maintained school, Stratford-sub-Castle Primary School is defined as a “specified authority”, included in the category of ‘Education, child care etc.’

Therefore Stratford-sub-Castle Primary School has a key role in protecting pupils from the risks of extremism and radicalisation and has due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

For  relevant policies, go to the Policies section of the website.