It is when a person starts to support terrorism or forms of extremism that leads to terrorism.
There is no place for extremist views of any kind in our school, whether from internal sources- pupils, staff, visiting adults, governors or external sources- school community, external agencies or individuals.
Any prejudice, discrimination or extremist views, including derogatory language, displayed by pupils, staff, visitors or parents will always be challenged and where appropriate, dealt with. Where misconduct by a teacher is proven, the matter will be referred to the National College for Teaching and Leadership for their consideration. Misconduct by other staff will be dealt with under normal school disciplinary procedures.
We encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subjects in the school and where political issues are brought to the attention of the pupils, reasonably practicable steps are taken to offer a balance presentation of opposing views the pupils.
If a member of staff has a concern about a particular pupil, they follow the school’s safeguarding procedures.
Cumbria Police/Prevent Officer can also be contacted, who can talk in confidence about concerns and help gain access to support and advice.
Cumbria Constabulary Prevent lead: Superintendent Matt Kennerly
Cumbria Police: Dial 101 or 999 in an emergency
If urgent, telephone: 0330 124079