The government definition of extremism in its ‘Prevent Strategy’ is:
‘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; and/or calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas.’
At The Holy Brook School we work with children who, at times can display extreme forms of behaviour and who may express very outspoken thoughts and emotions. Sometimes these expressions represent genuine, although potentially disturbing, points of view born out of adverse experiences and at other times they are an attempt to anger, shock and/or hurt another individual.
It is important that staff do not confuse children expressing views that may not be an articulation of some inner rage or confusion with an indication of passive or active exposure to radical ideologies.
At HBS we promote British Values through Assemblies, Development Days and through our school curriculum. Please click here to read our summary of British Values.
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