Heads given insufficient training to tackle student radicalisation, experts warn

The TES is reporting warnings that headteachers are not being given sufficient training to spot students who are being radicalised by Islamic extremists…

Sir Mike Tomlinson, who was appointed education commissioner for Birmingham after the Trojan Horse scandal, has joined school leaders to voice concern that senior staff do not have the tools to protect their students…

Sir Mike questioned how much more schools could do, but said that extra training was needed to help headteachers combat extremist ideologies. “The question of what are the tell-tale signs is difficult to identify, particularly as a lot of it might appear on social media, of which the school may see nothing,” he said. “So it really is a very difficult challenge indeed.

“We have a specific programme in Birmingham but I don’t think there is sufficient training [for all headteachers].”

To read the full story get the 27 February edition of TES

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  1. rob_kelsall

    SchoolsImprove They also lacked the support of DfE/home office when they did tackle extremism promoted by rogue governors/parent activists

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