With schools coming under increased pressure to address issues around radicalisation, it can seem very difficult to know how to tackle the complex issues involved, especially as inspection regimes are now judging how well this is being delivered. This is relevant at all school stages in England, even affecting Primary Schools, so Lancashire County Council, along with various police forces, schools and universities have developed the Prevent for Schools initiative, providing lesson ideas and resources for Primary and Secondary Schools, as well as for Further and Higher Education Institutions.
Resources for Primary Schools include:
- A rich tapestry – A celebration of every person’s contribution to the world around them.
- Everyone has a right – A unit allows pupils to think about justice and the lives of key influential individuals.
- The Growth Culture – Investigating the importance and influence of immigration.
- A Multicultural Community – Don’t judge a book by the cover.
- The SCARF pack – A 9 lesson unit of study specifically designed for mainstream and non-specialist teachers to deliver on anti-racism.
The comprehensive Secondary section has 12 distinct resources, including:
- Where’s the Line? – A set of 25 online interactives with detailed lesson plans giving teachers the confidence and the means to help pupils safely explore, understand and learn about one of the most challenging aspects of our time – extremism.
- Act Now – An interactive set of free lessons and resources for KS3 and KS4 which help demonstrate that a school is contributing to community cohesion.
- Lesson Plans for Manchester Metropolitan University – Lesson plans, learning resources and background information to support schools in combating violent extremism and achieving the aims of the DfCSF toolkit on PREVENT.
- Watch Over Me – A personal safety soap opera for secondary schools based on real-life stories designed to help young people learn how to manage risk and stay safe.
Further information on how the resources can support dealing with these issues in school are also available within the comprehensive Help (FAQs) section.
Although this resource has been developed by teams working with Lancashire County Council, they are freely accessible, being able to support pupils anywhere when dealing or discussing issues around extremism.
To freely access the resources, visit the Prevent website by clicking the image below: