The Department for Education (DfE) has published guidance for schools to 'promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs'. British Values are central to our ethos and can be seen clearly in the environment, rewards system, assemblies and school structures such as the School Council and newsletters.
Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism
Radicalisation is the process by which people come to support terrorism and violent extremism and, in some cases, participate in terrorist groups.
Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views.
There is no place for extremist views in our school. Every effort is made to ensure that the school's ethos promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs.
The Highfield School and the Governors of the school are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students. We recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability, and staff are reminded to suspend any professional disbelief that instances of radicalisation 'could not happen here' and refer any concerns to the Safeguarding Lead Teachers.