Prevent Duty & British Values in ICT
We are committed to ensuring that our students are offered a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to prepare them for life in modern Britain. We encourage our students to be inquisitive learners who are open to new experiences and are tolerant of others.
These values support the development of the whole student as a reflective learner within a calm, caring, happy and purposeful atmosphere. Teaching the schools core values alongside the fundamental British Values supports quality teaching and learning, whilst making a positive contribution to the development of a fair, just and civil society.
The internet provides young people with access to a wide-range of content, some of which is harmful. Extremists use the internet, including social media, to share their messages. The filtering systems used in our school blocks inappropriate content, including extremist content.
We also filter out social media, such as Facebook. Searches and web addresses are monitored and the ICT technicians will alert senior staff where there are concerns and prevent further access when new sites that are unblocked are found. Where staff, students or visitors find unblocked extremist content they must report it to a senior member of staff.
We are aware that young people have access to unfiltered internet when using their mobile phones and staff are alert to the need for vigilance when students are using their phones.
Students and staff know how to report internet content that is inappropriate or of concern.
We promote tolerance through different people’s ideas that may be built on cultural diversity which promotes mutual respect.
Students have the opportunity to work independently and as a team to build resilience and self‐esteem through tasks. When working in groups students are expected to share ideas and resources and encourage and support each other. By promoting high expectations through the setting of ground rules, students are rewarded for positive behaviour.