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The Prevent Agenda

From 1 July 2015 we are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation and extremism is part of all staff's wider safeguarding duties.

Radicalisation refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and forms of extremism. Extremism is vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs and includes calling for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas. During the process of radicalisation it is possible to intervene to prevent vulnerable people being radicalised.

At Petersfield we have a policy and a risk assessment and action plan to meet our statutory obligations to work to prevent people being drawn into radicalisation and extremism. All staff are being trained in the necessary skills to identify people at risk, follow the policies and procedures of the Local Safeguarding Children's board and teach pupils about safety including online safety.

At Petersfield we focus on addressing safeguarding with pupils through personal, social health and economic and citizenship education (PSHCE) lessons. However, we ensure that educating our pupils about safeguarding, including online, is done through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum.

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20th Mar - Thank you to all those parents who attended tonight's Parents' Evening. We very much appreciate you taking the time to fill out our questionnaires and speak to Governors. Please do contact school if you have not yet arranged your appointment as this close home school liaison is vital.

20th Mar - Puffins pupils were delighted to received their morse code certificate today thanks to our local experts Peter, Martin and Eric. Puffins are very much looking forward to the 'advanced' session next.

20th Mar - Thank to Rev Felicity for supporting the pupils who led our collective worship today.

16th Mar - It is always a pleasure to hear about the learning successes of our pupils in the Hedteachers' Awards assembly.

16th Mar - Rev. Felicity joined pupils to collaboratively plan our Lent church service which we hope you can join us at. The service is at 9:30am on Wednesday 28th March.

16th Mar - We were delighted to welcome Mrs Murfet into school to lead science activities with science club and two classes as part of British Science week. Exciting activities included lava lamps, George's marvelous medicine and rainbows!

16th Mar - Yew class participated in REactive Church today. Thank you to volunteers who make this possible.

14th Mar - Thank to Pine class and the school community for making the FOPS Pine cake sale such a fundraising success whilst enjoying tasty treats!

14th Mar - It was wonderful to welcome Mrs Bonfield back into school today to launch our handmade values bears. We are very grateful for her skill and time to make these for us. They are a beautiful replacement for the much loved values dolls which represented the old school values.

14th Mar - Rowan class attended the first of the REactive Church sessions as we prepare for Easter.

12th Mar - We were delighted to welcome Andy Richardson, from local business Volac, into school today to view Clicker7 and talk to the pupils about it. We are incredibly grateful to Volac for purchasing this fantastic educational software that can be used to support learning at home and school.

9th Mar - We were delighted to have so many mothers and female carers in school for lunch and Mother's Day activities. Pupils worked with their mums and grannies to make bridges, plaques, towers and also took part in a scavenger hunt!

9th Mar - In our Elm Class assembly, they shared their learning about Great Britain through artwork, oracy, music, songs and a wonderful retelling of the Feeding of the 5000 Bible story.

7th Mar - Pine Class walked up to Wimpole Hall Farm as part of their 'United Kingdom' topic focusing on their local area. Whilst there, they took part in an activity making butter in the Victorian dairy.

5th Mar - Mrs Grieves launched 'Malawi Monday' our fundraising challenge to cover her giant map of Malawi in donated coins. These funds will be taken to Malawi in August 2018 to continue the charity work of providing useable school building and resources for children to learn in.

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