News

Schools can invite Katie Hopkins to speak, says Prevent expert

Schools can invite Katie Hopkins to talk to older pupils if speakers with opposing political views are also invited...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Politics

Interviews with former extremists offered as free Prevent resource for schools

A social enterprise has released short films of former extremists discussing their experiences for use as an educational resource....

Samantha Lauren King
Samantha Lauren King
News

MPs and peers demand review of Prevent duty

A committee of MPs and peers has called for an independent review of the Prevent duty after witnesses warned some...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Birmingham schools still at risk of extremist ‘destabilisation’, says Sir Michael Wilshaw

Schools at the centre of the “Trojan Horse” investigations are now “much safer” but are still at risk of...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

Is Prevent turning teachers into spies?

A government programme aimed at stopping youngsters being drawn into terrorism is creating a climate of “suspicion and mistrust”, claimed headteacher...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

‘Can I fail Ofsted if a child I teach goes to fight in Syria?’

Despite Ofsted’s changes to the framework, we are already doing what we can – and how is this new...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

How to start addressing extremism in the classroom

Discussing extremism requires knowledge of a wide range of issues unconnected to the mainstream curriculum, as well as clarity,...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Reporting on students’ religious views will squash classroom debate

The new powers of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act asks teachers to report on their students’ religious views as...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Our specialist approach to alerting our pupils to extremism

The emergence of extremist ideologies should be taught within academic disciplines such as history. Only then will pupils understand...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips