What is radicalisation?
It is when a person starts to support terrorism or forms of extremism that leads to terrorism.
What are the signs?
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.
What to do if you have a concern
If a member of staff has a concern about a particular pupil, they follow the school’s safeguarding procedures.
Merseyside Police/Prevent Officer can also be contacted, who can talk in confidence about concerns and help gain access to support and advice.
Merseyside Police: Dial 101 or 999 in an emergency
If you’re not sure what to do about a concern then the Department for Education has a counter-extremism helpline. You can call them for advice on 020 7340 7264 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
If you think someone is in immediate danger, or if you see or hear something that may be terrorist-related, trust your instincts and call 999 or the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.