In modern Britain, we have developed into a very multicultural society. For example, there are over 300 languages spoken across schools today. We see this as something to promote and be proud of.
The growth of a diverse culture that strengthens humanistic thinking is beneficial to many. However, within Britain, there are threats to our safety that are voiced in opposition to multiculturalism, against a multi-religious, multi-ethnic existence. These are voices of extremism that come in many forms. They do not encourage the values that modern Britain seeks to uphold and better. This is the reason Prevent was introduced.
At Violet Way Academy we aim to prepare our students to become good citizens of the future. Through our curriculum we teach pupils British Values and how to celebrate diversity. We aim to raise their awareness of radicalisation and extremist views, whatever the source. We have adopted the principles and advice found in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (2022). We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore the issues of diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society.