Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part 1) 2021
Preventing radicalisation and extremism
Since the ‘Education and Inspections Act 2006’ schools have a duty to promote community cohesion. Over the last few years global events have led to a growth of extremist viewpoints, including advocacy of violent extremism.
Schools have an important part to play in both educating children and young people about extremism and recognising when pupils start to become radicalised. In March 2015 new statutory duties were placed on schools by the ‘Counter Terrorism and Security Act,’ (2015) which means they must work to prevent children being drawn into extremism. Safeguarding children from all risks of harm is an important part of a school’s work and protecting them from extremism is one aspect of that.
At Wellstead Primary School we ensure that through our school vision, values, rules, diverse curriculum and teaching we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. The governing body also ensures that this ethos is reflected and implemented effectively in school policy and practice and that there are effective risk assessments in place to safeguard and promote students’ welfare.
We have a duty to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. Pupils who attend our school have the right to learn in safety. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind and will challenge derogatory language and behaviour towards others.
If for any reason a child is not happy in school or is worried about any aspect of school life, they able to speak to any member of staff. All children are aware of the ‘butterfly jars’ in every classroom which reassures them that there is always someone they can speak to.
Here you can find our ‘Safeguarding Policy’, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education Document’ and other useful files:
Policies inc. DFE Advice
Walking to and from school
Here are links to sites you may also find useful:
In addition to being safe in school, Wellstead Primary School always promotes online safety. We have a dedicated page explaining what we do in school and how you can keep your child safe when using the internet at home.
Should you have any concerns, please feel free to contact Mrs Amanda Greenwood who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead or any of the adults in our safeguarding team, these are Mr Steve Cook, Mrs Louise Schepens, Mrs Amanda Rowe or Miss Claire Spence.
Our Safeguarding Governor is Harriet Jones.