British Values and Prevent
Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge takes its responsibility to embed the core British Values seriously. Students experience these crucial values, listed below, throughout everyday academy life.
We celebrate the British Values of:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Our promotion of diversity and cultural has been recognised by Ofsted (2016) who said that “pupils learn to respect each other’s different cultural and religious backgrounds. Pupils from a wide range of cultures and religious backgrounds learn to respect one another. This is crucially important as pupils can be exposed to examples of discriminatory and prejudicial behaviour in the local community”.
Under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, we aware that we must have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism, and that this is known as the Prevent Duty.
In order to fulfil the Prevent Duty staff have received training to help them to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and the academy is committed to accessing further training to ensure that all staff are up to date and aware of this duty. If staff do identify children for whom this may be a concern this will be referred as appropriate. .
The Designated Safeguarding Lead will contact the Prevent Coordinator should there be concerns about a child or family linked to potential radicalisation or extremism. The Prevent Coordinator will then assist the DSL regarding whether a referral is appropriate and whether this child or family will need to be referred to the Channel Panel