Prevent Duty

Heaton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and families.  We recognise that in an ever changing and fast moving world, it is essential that we promote children’s well-being, confidence and resilience and that we provide them with up to date and age appropriate information and signpost them to places where they can find support where necessary.

We see protecting our children from the risk of radicalisation as part of our wider safeguarding duties, and that it is similar in nature to protecting students from other harms (eg drugs, gangs, cyber-bullying, neglect and sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences.  We acknowledge the Prevent duty and we have due regard to the need to prevent children and their families from being drawn into any illegal activity, including terrorism.

At Heaton School all staff are expected to uphold the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  These values are promoted through our values and ethos, the curriculum, citizenship, assembly themes and PSHE work.

In formulating this statement the Governing Body have taken account of the guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) who have called for all public bodies to make explicit their preventative measures to minimise the threat of extremism in their setting.

Heaton School
St James Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4RE
01614321931 Jonathan Curtis | Headteacher
Laura Harrison | School Business Manager

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