Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.
The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.
All schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence. Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.
All staff at Avenue have been trained to understand the risks and to know what procedures to follow. The Prevent Lead at Avenue Primary Academy is Britt Brooke (DSL) and the Deputy Prevent Lead is Lisa Guy (Deputy DSL). All members of SLT are trained as leaders in the Prevent Strategy.