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Schools: Hate Crime

Question for Department for Education

UIN 7203, tabled on 4 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what training is available for teachers to handle or report hate crime in schools.

Answered on

13 September 2017

The Government’s Educate Against Hate website, which aims to provide high quality resources to teachers, contains resources from the Crown Prosecution Service to help explore and challenge homophobic and transphobic bullying and hate crime.

The Teachers’ Standards set out the personal and professional conduct expected of all teachers. These include; having regard to the need to safeguard pupils’ wellbeing, showing tolerance of and respect for the rights of others, not undermining fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

All providers of initial teacher training (ITT) must comply with the statutory criteria, and guidance accompanying these criteria makes it clear that ITT providers have a duty to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’ (CTSA 2015). In exercising this duty, ITT providers will ensure that all trainee teachers are appropriately trained in the Prevent duty.