Shakil Ahmed

Teaching under Prevent: ‘We need to protect students from radicalisation. Prevent is effective in doing that’

For this special issue, TES asked a broad selection of teachers to describe their experience of working under the duty. In this article, a headteacher shares his story

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A year ago, I received a call from my local Prevent coordinator to discuss a teenager who was working as a teaching assistant in a nearby supplementary school. The teenager had been speaking to a member of Daesh (the organisation calling itself Islamic State) in Syria through a popular social media website and, rightly, there were concerns, not just about the individual but also about her role as a teaching assistant and, therefore, the welfare of her pupils.

The Prevent coordinator asked if I could act as an intermediary to discuss with the school how they could put in place procedures to ...

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