Support for Learning Service (SLS) Prevent Resources
The aim of Prevent is to prevent people being drawn into violent extremism. It is a safeguarding issue and safeguarding people from radicalisation is no different from safeguarding them from other forms of harm.
Since 2012, it has been required by law for teachers "not to undermine fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."
In Tower Hamlets we take the view that the Prevent agenda is a continuation of the good work schools already do in promoting tolerance, diversity and individual liberty. Therefore, the subject matter that can be discussed in schools should not be limited to radicalisation and extremism, and may well include topics that range from prejudice in general to e-safety. What is essential is that young people can discuss controversial issues in a safe environment and that they are encouraged to be critical thinkers.
Please read our Understanding Tower Hamlets' Prevent Guidance for Schools to learn more.
Lessons and assemblies
For further information and guidance on how to plan lessons and assemblies around Prevent and additional resources advising staff on how to embed British values in the curriculum, including policy advice around Prevent in schools, please use the following links:
Funded Projects for Schools – Free
We fund three different project providers to deliver free workshops to students and teachers in Tower Hamlets. Each project provider is able to offer virtual and alternative modes of delivery in light of coronavirus. Please contact the project providers for more information and to discuss your needs.
Deliver workshops that deal with violent extremism but also tackle issues relating to gang/knife crime. These sessions can be run with Primary or Secondary students and are highly-recommended.
Contact Clio Carpenter from St Giles Trust: Clio.Carpenter@StGilesTrust.org.uk
Deliver sessions to students at Primary or Secondary school that develop young peoples’ critical thinking skills by exploring stereotypes, misinformation, bias and propaganda. They can also provide training to staff on how to discuss controversial issues.
Deliver sessions and run a programme called Shadow Games. They work in Secondary Schools and use drama and hot seating to help highlight issues around radicalisation. To see a a trailer for their production and to register your interest, visit the Second Wave website
For more information please contact the Prevent Education Officer: