The Home Office have launched a new e-learning Prevent resource which is aimed at individuals with responsibilities under the Prevent duty.
The e-learning package is designed to help raise awareness of radicalisation and will help individuals to identify the signs that someone may be at risk of radicalisation and where to go for support. The training takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and can be found at: https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk
Governors with responsibility for safeguarding are encouraged to undertake this training
Is our curriculum broad, balanced and relevant? Does it provide opportunities for pupils to develop the attitudes and skills they need for life in modern Britain?
Have governors and school staff received training on the Prevent duty?
Have governors and school staff received training on the Prevent duty? Has this been recorded?
Do staff understand when to make referrals when there are issues concerning radicalisation and/or extremism
Questions OFSTED might ask governors on the Prevent duty:
How does the school's curriculum support the teaching of British values?
Have governors ensured that all staff (not just teachers) and governors have received training on the Prevent duty?
Where in the curriculum is the information about the dangers of radicalisation? For example, RE, or personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education
Have there been any reported cases of radicalisation within the school? If yes, how were these dealt with? What was the procedure?
Have there been any racist/hate/bullying incidents?
Inspectors may also ask a question to assess governors' attitudes towards the Prevent strategy; for example, 'Do you think that the Prevent duty is important in protecting pupils from radicalisation?'.
It is important that governors in less ethnically diverse areas are not complacent about their responsibilities under the duty. Inspectors would not expect all governors to be able to answer all of these questions. However, if they are asked something which they cannot answer, they should know which governor is responsible for the Prevent duty. This could be a dedicated link governor or perhaps the governor with responsibility for safeguarding.