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.