Education and Extremism – NUT Advice

Education and Extremism

This advice and guidance on the Prevent strategy for members in England and Wales includes practical suggestions about steps that you can take in your school/college towards discussing difficult, complex or controversial issues openly and safely.

It also includes information about the Prevent duty statutory guidance, school inspection and useful resources for teachers.

Introduction from the document

‘The Prevent strategy was published by the Government in 2011 as part of its overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The introduction of Part 5 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 gives the Prevent strategy legal status in schools and colleges in England and Wales which are now obliged by statute ‘to have due regard’ to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

This guidance contains a range of information about aspects of the Prevent strategy relating to schools/colleges and teachers in England and Wales. It outlines the legal duty on schools/colleges and provides practical suggestions for ways in which schools/colleges can manage the issues around Prevent through the curriculum and whole school policy approaches.’

You can download the whole document in PDF format using this link – Education and Extremism NUT Advice

NUT Roundtable meeting on Educational Values and Extremism on Friday 12th June at NUT headquarters.

The Muslim Teachers’ Association contributed to the roundtable discussion about the new statutory duty on schools to prevent violent extremism and the expectations in the OFSTED framework relating to British Values.

The Muslim Teachers’ Association is happy to work will all the Teaching Unions?