1 hour INSET| Preparing for Difficult Conversations in the Classroom


Audience: Teachers and classroom staff.  No number restriction

Description:  For schools and colleges working with young and vulnerable people, the impact of violent extremism and radicalisation is an increasingly urgent element of standard safeguarding.  How can teachers get young people to engage on the topic of tackling extremism so that they feel comfortable talking in a safe, facilitated space?  What is the role of teachers in this discussion?  How can we build the confidence of teachers to talk about Prevent and British values in a confident and what conversations are out of bonds?  How do you conduct the conversations and what topics should be discussed?

The aim is to increase staff knowledge, confidence and practical skills.

Learning outcomes:

1. Our Duty – Prevent Duty and the link with Ofsted

2. Beyond posters and signage -talking British Values in the classroom with young people

3. Good practice outlines –including videos, assemblies, topics and tutor groups

4. How to create a safe space –Getting it right and wrong!

5. Top 9 checklist

6. Further reading and resources



What we provide:

✓Expert trainer

✓Evaluation form (so we can make sure you’re happy pre and post course)

✓Certificate (on completion)

✓Blogs and articles to share with staff on extremism

✓Free access to short films tackling extremism useful in school and college environment

Note: Buy a package, get a discount

9/11: The Al Qaeda attacks on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington on 11th September 2001, which triggered President George W Bush’s ‘War on Terror’ and the  wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

7/7: The co-ordinated bomb attacks on London by four young British men in the name of Al Qaeda, on 7th July 2005, which killed 52 people.

Al Qaeda: Terrorist group founded in 1988 by Osama Bin Laden, which committed the 9/11 attacks.

Islamic State (Daesh/IS/ISIS/ISIL): Terrorist group formed after the fall of Saddam Hussain in Iraq and the civil war in Syria. It is the most prominent recruiter of Westerners to its mission to establish its own state.

CONTEST & the ‘4 Ps’: The British Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy initiated in 2006, revised in 2011, consisting of 4 strands: Prepare, Protect, Prevent and Pursue.

Prevent: Aiming to stop (prevent) individuals from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists.