"Tackling Extremism" Resources

A resource available to all schools

This scheme is an excellent resource that supports schools to help safeguard their students and tackle extremist attitudes. 

Information about the scheme and how to purchase this is shown below:

What the Ofsted inspection report (2015) said about the scheme:

 ‘Particularly outstanding’ as it 'tackles topical, controversial and challenging issues head on' and  'all the prepared presentations included up-to-date materials related to home and world events.’

What students say:

Students have been overwhelmingly positive about the course.  They have enjoyed the development of the different ideas, the way that they can apply these to past and present situations, and the challenge to their own understanding. 

Course objectives:

The students who study this course are able to develop their awareness of how people should have freedom to practise religious beliefs, to promote tolerance and acceptance for all religions and people in Britain who contribute to our British culture. It also enables students to explore why extremist views do not fit in to our British democratic views and the detrimental impact that this can have both on our society and globally.

With feedback from a PREVENT police officer, this scheme of work has been developed to look at extremist views throughout culture, religions and history, highlighting how terrorism is not a problem limited to our time or always linked to religions we see on the news. Students will consider the causes of terrorism, study modern case studies and celebrate freedom of speech, tolerance and democracy as part of our British values.

Course structure

The course includes 7 fully prepared lessons designed to aid the delivery of teaching understanding of extremism as required by OFSTED and new governmental initiatives. British values are explored and promoted. Lessons are fully supported with lesson plans and notes in order to aid teacher delivery.

These lessons aims to help young people identify extremist ideas, protect themselves online and tackle prejudice that has arisen from a reaction to prevalent extremist views. By exploring the history of extremist thinking, gaining an understanding of the extremism portrayed in the media, and questioning what leads to extremism; students are able to equip themselves with the tools to identify and challenge extremist views.

The 7 interactive and engaging lessons cover:

  1. What is terrorism? An exploration of what terrorism actually is and how long it’s been around.
  2. Does Religion cause terrorism? Students discuss and debate about why extremist views occur.
  3. What is the difference between democracy and fascism? Students look at the importance of democracy in Britain and consider why we have freedom of speech and ideas.
  4. What can be done about terrorism in the UK? Students can look at what could be done to prevent terrorism and work in groups to formulate their own ideas.
  5. Can I be British and religious? A celebration of all things British and looking at how what this means.
  6. What is ISIS? Students can equip themselves with knowledge about what ISIS is and gain understanding of why and how it started.
  7. What are the modern forms of terrorism? A look at Islamic extremism and other terrorist reactions to this as a result of Islamophobia.


Purchase options

Basic scheme: 7 lessons, fully resourced with worksheets, lesson plans and notes.

Scheme and training: 7 lessons, fully resourced with worksheets, lesson plans and notes; 1 hour training session on lesson delivery

Scheme, training and 1 year’s subscription: 7 lessons, fully resourced with worksheets, lesson plans and notes; 1 hour training session  on lesson delivery; a subscription to new resources and updates as these are developed.

The school is yet to confirm prices and order arrangements.  However, in the meantime, if interested, please email the school for further information using the school email address and marking your communication for the attention of Miss Nikki Cahillane.