PREVENT Duty at OLOL
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.
At all times we aim for our curriculum to be one that develops our children into independent thinkers who challenge inappropriate narratives that create extremism and radicalisation, and challenge inequalities, stereotypes and morally dubious and possibly criminal ideologies.
All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. This page of the website shares some key policies and useful websites to help you understand what the PREVENT Duty looks like at our school.
Staff receive regular training during the school year to develop their awareness and understanding of PREVENT
The SPOC (Single Point of Contact) is Mrs David (Head Teacher) and if you have any questions about PREVENT please get in touch.
Lockdown at OLOL
It is essential that school's have plans in place just in case something dreadful were to happen and the school was at risk of a major incident or an act of violence. For this reason we have a Lockdown Procedure that is regularly updated. This document is only known to staff and parents or the public will not be given information contained within it (this is to prevent anyone using information from it to plan an intrusion or attack). The document gives staff step by step instructions for how to manage a partial or full lockdown at school.
The idea of your child being locked down in school may feel quite frightening but we want to assure you that this procedure would only be used in the most necessary circumstances when an evacuation of the school would be an unsafe option.
During a lockdown, no one will be able to enter or leave the school and school would contact parents to advise them of this and to ask that parents do not come to the school (as this could create extra danger) and do not phone the school (so that we have fully outgoing lines to liaise with emergency services). School will maintain safe and appropriate contact with parents if such an emergency were to occur.