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Prevent Strategy

The Forest of Dean Trust 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 by those who 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 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 Forest of Dean Trust 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:

  • Raise awareness
  • Provide information
  • Enable learners to make a positive contribution
  • Safeguard young people
  • All stakeholders – Notice - Check - Share. 

At the Forest of Dean Trust students participate in a curriculum that promotes active learning and develops critical personal thinking skills and includes the “PINK” strategies to the curriculum.

The school’s focus on active learning and questioning enables students to explore the social and emotional aspects of learning throughout the curriculum.

The School actively promotes diversity and shared values between the school community, the local community, the national and global community.

We do this by celebrating our own school values of Community, Aspiration, Respect and Endeavour. These School Values form the basis of our students understanding of wider communities and there are numerous academic and pastoral opportunities that embed this ethos. The school challenges all prejudices including Islamophobia and anti-Semitism recognising students who are at risk of isolation.

The emphasis on pastoral care through the House and Tutor system, Rewards and Consequences, assemblies, PSHE and enrichment activities ensure that the school is a safe place to learn and that anti-bullying strategies minimise hate and prejudice-based bullying.

The school seeks justice for incidences of such bullying and uses restorative approaches to repair harm when caused.

Staff & Governor Prevent Training GSCB
Peter Adams 16 October 2015

All new staff also complete online to prevent training.

This must also be read in conjunction with the school's Safeguarding policy.