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A week in secondary: 18 November 2016

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The UK government’s controversial Prevent counter-radicalisation strategy is to be toughened up rather than scaled back, despite criticism. The Home Office has confirmed that an internal review of Prevent – ordered earlier this year by Theresa May when she was home secretary – has concluded that the programme “should be strengthened, not undermined”. The EIS teaching union, Scotland’s largest, is opposed to Prevent. A representative told TESS earlier this year that the union believed counterterrorism training for teachers was harmful, rooted in Islamophobia and likely to lead to an increase in ...

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