The academy's designated, accredited Prevent Duty Lead is Sara Poolman. The Prevent duty has two specific strategic objectives to safeguard our students against radicalisation, extremism and any actions or beliefs that are contrary to British values and our academy ethos.
1. Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it.
2. Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.
Pimlico Academy opposes all form of extremism. We define ‘extremism’ as 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. An important part in promoting fundamental British values is the academy’s SMSC, PSHE and House structure. Through these avenues, students learn about democracy, current affairs, competition and can get involved in charity work.
The academy also works closely with the counter-terrorism referral programme “Channel”. The programme uses a multi-agency approach to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism by:
- identifying individuals at risk.
- assessing the nature and extent of that risk.
- developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.
Educateagainsthate is a government endorsed company working to tackle extremism and discrimination. For more information, please visit their website.
In 2020, the Home Office released an information video for parents to educate them on the Prevent strategy. This can be found here:
Further information about Westminster’s Prevent strategy can be found at: