Springwell Community College Prevent Strategy
The Springwell Community College Prevent Strategy has been written in response to and in line with government guidance and forms part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy which seeks to:
Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat faced from those how promote these views.
Provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support.
Work with a wide range of sectors where there are risks of radicalisation which need to be addressed, including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, the internet and health.
All schools/colleges are required, by law to teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of students and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
The purpose of the Springwell Community College Prevent Strategy is to protect students from harm and to ensure that they are taught in a way that is consistent with the law and British values. To this end it acts to:
Enable students to make a positive contribution
Safeguard young people
At Springwell Community College students participate in a curriculum that promotes active learning and develops critical personal thinking skills. The college’s focus on active learning and questioning enables students to explore social and emotional aspects of learning throughout the curriculum. The College actively promotes diversity and shared values between the college community, the local community, the national and global community. We do this by celebrating our own school values of grow and achieve. These college values form the basis of our students understanding of wider communities and there are numerous academic and pastoral opportunities that embed this ethos. The college challenges all prejudices including Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and extreme right ideologies recognising students who are at risk of isolation. The emphasis on pastoral care through the tutor system, Rewards and Sanction, assemblies, PSHE and enrichment activities ensure that the college is a safe place to learn and that anti bullying strategies minimise hate and prejudice based bullying. The college seeks justice for incidences of such bullying and use restorative approaches to repair harm when caused.