Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of the mind. Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views.
The governing Body of Plympton St. Maurice Primary School has a zero tolerance approach to extremist behaviour for all school community members. We rely on our strong values to steer our work and ensure the pastoral care of our children protects them from exposure to negative influences.
Plympton St. Maurice Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. At Plympton St. Maurice Primary School, all staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British Values, including democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and we have an action plan to ensure that all of these areas are covered by the children in school.
Our curriculum promotes respect, tolerance and diversity. Children are encouraged to express themselves through discussions, debates and consultations. The RE (Religious Education), PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), Citizenship and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) provision is embedded across the curriculum. Children learn about all major faiths and visit places of worship wherever possible. We also invite representatives from different religions into school to talk to the children e.g. during Hindu workshops and our annual multi-cultural arts week. We also have regular assemblies on different faiths. Children are also taught about how to stay safe when using the internet and we give parents practical advice about this to use at home too.
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