The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on schools and colleges to safeguard their pupils from being drawn into terrorism.

The definition of Radicalisation covers;

“vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also include in our definition of extremism calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas”.

Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of the mind. Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views.

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, beliefs and respect for people as described under the  Protected Characteristics. We ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subject in the school and where political issues are bought to the attention of the pupils; reasonable steps have been taken to offer a balanced presentation of opposing views to pupils.