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. Take our training to reinforce your knowledge and make an impact.

Last reviewed on 12 February 2024See updates
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  1. Know your role
  2. Your school's responsibilities
  3. Concerns about staff
  4. How Ofsted inspects the Prevent duty

Know your role

The Prevent duty Home Office guidance (paragraph 67) and the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 require your school to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being radicalised into terrorism."

Refresh your knowledge about the Prevent duty with our 1-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 your role entails and how to audit your school's practice. Use this article to gain knowledge about your school's responsibilities, so you know what to look out for in your monitoring.

Take our Prevent duty training to feel confident in your role and begin to make an impact in your setting.

Your school's responsibilities

Teach a broad and balanced curriculum

The curriculum of a state-funded school must promote the fundamental British values of:


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