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At Upwood Primary Academy, we use a variety of resources to teach English Skills including those in Phonics and Reading. Please see our English Policy for further details of teaching and learning strategies within our English curriculum. Please also find below yearly overviews for phonics, for each Key Stage 1 class and book banding resources. 

Prevent Strategy

Prevent Duty Statement

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities and schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Upwood Primary Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is as important as safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty/learning and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society where everyone should be treated with respect.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.