Annal Nayyar blogs report – Teachers told to name pupils at risk of radicalisation

TEACHERS will be legally required to identify and report children thought to be vulnerable to recruitment by terrorists, according to guidance being sent to all schools tomorrow.

A manual has been sent to every local council outlining the training to be given to all schools. It sets out steps to help staff identify children vulnerable to extremism and includes case studies of young people at risk of radicalisation.

The move follows the departure of a number of British schoolchildren to join the jihadist cause in Syria. It is the first time that the education department has sent specific statutory guidance on extremism to schools.

Schools will also be required to build children’s resilience to radicalisation and make sure that pupils accept British values, such as democracy and tolerance of other religions and cultures.

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