Community Cohesion & The PREVENT Agenda

As a family at Newfield we have children and staff from all over the borough of Blackburn with Darwen and beyond!

We have a wide range of cultures, languages and socio- economic backgrounds but we all share a common desire to have the very best for the children who come here and share and celebrate British Values both within the school and within the community.

We have a calendar of events throughout the year celebrating different religious and cultural festivals where we often have guest speakers, and sometimes celebrities, from the local area. We raise money for the school, our local community, national charities and are forging links with charities overseas in order to make everyone in our school community aware of and part of the global community.

We have links with the BwD Inter Faith Forum and with representatives from SEMA to strive towards excellence in our work on Community Cohesion. We also contribute to the borough’s work on Community Cohesion and the PREVENT initiative. We are well placed to celebrate diversity and enjoy the bonds that link us all together.

We understand the difficulties faced and the threat to us all from extremist behaviour and to that end we focus strongly on the similarities that bond us all as humans. We challenge any stereotypes and will not tolerate any form of extremist behaviour in our school community.

The Senior Leadership team and some governors have completed WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) and are committed to being proactive in keeping people safe from extremism.

All staff take part in PREVENT and CSE training with input from the LA leads, in order to be able to safeguard and protect our children and their families, as well as knowing when and how to seek support.

We are outward looking, ensuring that our children have a place within the community and that our school is a centre in the community where people can come together to learn, share and enjoy life in modern Britain.

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‘Pupils are prepared well for their life in modern Britain. By the time pupils leave the school they are often able to give their viewpoints and consider the thoughts and feelings of others’. Ofsted, 2016

Newfield School
Old Bank Lane
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 2PW

01254 588 600

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Safeguarding

Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority.

Full copies of Policies and Procedures related to all aspects of Safeguarding, and the Complaints Policy, are available on request from Geoff Fitzpatrick, Head Teacher and Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Equality Duty

Newfield School complies with the general and specific duties of the Equality Act (2010). In accordance with the duty we publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard to the need to;

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations

These specific duties have been considered in relation to all our policies and procedures in school. Our objectives will be reported on and published as part of the Governance public documents available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Regulations and Data Protection duties and in the school newsletter to parents.

Our Equality Objectives are set, reviewed and published annually in our School Development Plan.

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