St. Mary’s Catholic High School is committed to:

  • Respond to the ideological challenges of terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat faced from those who promote these views
  • Provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • Work with a wide range of sectors where there are risks of radicalisation which needs to be addressed including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, the internet and health

All schools are required to teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of students and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

The purpose of our Prevent Strategy is to protect students from harm and to ensure they are taught in a way that is consistent with the law and British Values.  We aim to:

  • Raise awareness
  • Provide information
  • Enables learners to make a positive contribution & Safeguard our young people
  • Safeguard our young people




Next Steps

Raise awareness: Staff body & Governance







Raise awareness: Student body







Raise awareness: parents/carers

  • Whole Staff training: Prevent



  • Chanel Training & Signs and Symbols






  • Student assemblies







  • Website information


  • Liverpool young adult prevent group


  • Inform parents about Prevent

Feb 2018 Training delivered by DC Webb on Prevent


September 2018




Wave 1 Jan 2018



Wave 2 Autumn 2018


Feb 2018

Summer 2018


September 2018

  • Evaluations (40) indicate training was highly informative with all more confident and knowledgeable afterwards on Prevent. One potential referral since training which shows impact.


  • Signs to look for in teenagers came out as an AFI.  This was delivered in Oct 2015 but the next CPD will include this and an online 25 min module on Chanel where all staff will receive a certificate on completion.


  • Assemblies on British Values and Prevent delivered to all year groups 7-13. Form time activities given to consolidate assemblies.


  • Prevent: The dangers of Social Media.


  • To update school website.


  • Initial meeting to be set up with Liverpool Prevent lead and identify two 6TH FORM representatives.


  • Questionnaire with an information session to be held at school to follow & advice/guidance to be sent home.

Provide information

  • Regular bulletin updates

Monthly from June 2018

  • To implement June 4th onwards.

Ensure the curriculum provides opportunities for debate

  • Is the curriculum (DB/Subject leaders), fully mapped and up to date taking new specs and changes into consideration?

June 2018

  • ND to speak to HOD’s and collate outcomes as part of an SMSC audit to give a whole school curriculum overview.