The Prevent duty: schools' responsibilities

Be clear on your school's responsibilities under the Prevent duty so you know what to look out for when you're monitoring compliance.

Last reviewed on 9 June 2022
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  1. Know your role
  2. Your school's responsibilities
  3. Staff training
  4. Concerns about staff
  5. How Ofsted inspects the Prevent duty

Know your role

The Prevent duty requires your school to “have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism," according to Home Office guidance. Refresh your knowledge about the Prevent duty with our one-page summary.

As a governor, your role is to monitor your school's compliance with the Prevent duty - read our other article to understand what this role entails and how to audit your school's practice. Use the article below to get informed about your school's responsibilities, so you know what you're looking out for in your monitoring.

Your school's responsibilities

Teach a broad and balanced curriculum

Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. As part of this, your school should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs Prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and