Pastoral and tutorial notes

Materials for use with students

Side by Side: a free Prevent duty online module for learners  click on the link or type in

Side by Side contains four modules

  • Radicalisation and extremism
  • Online safety
  • What can you trust?
  • British values

Learners can go through these modules independently on a PC, tablet or mobile phone. There is also a smart board or projectors version if staff wish to use these in class. There is a facilitator guide with advice and additional activities for use with groups or for use one to one. Learners can take the assessments at teh end of each module and if their pass the assessment they will get a downloadable certificate. If provider organisations want to track progress there is a tracking available. See the staff section of the website for further details.

The tutoral or pastoral programme is an important area for the delivery of the Prevent duty but it is also important that all staff are aware of their role in preventing radicalisation and extremism and promoting British values. Ofsted will inspect how far curriculum staff are finding opportunities to exemplify and promote British values in their teaching.

British Council:Young people and extremism - a resource pack for youth workers  This resoruce supports staff in understadning extremism and also has some activities for use with learners

Kirklees College: Overview of Progress Coach/ Tutorial Schedule and Vision, Belief and Goals

Getting on together countering extremism course. The full course materials including videos developed by the GOT team in Cardiff but applicable across bothe England and Wales. These resources explore extremism and encourage class discussion.

We Will Inspire website  - a website set up by women to explore the roles of Muslim women in Britain. This includes a powerful video of young Muslim men's views of people going out to join extremists in Syria Counter Narrative Leaflet – What does Islam really say? A leaflet developed by a group of Mosques and Muslim scholars in Cardiff which explains what Islam really says about the abiding by the laws of the land, blasphemy, moderation and extremism.

We will Inspire also have a very powerful letter addressed to young Muslim women who are thinking of joining Daesh A letter to young Muslim girls if you are considering leaving the uk to join Daesh

Ḥaqīqāh has bought together senior Islamic Scholars from Britain to provide scholarly contributions focused specifically on educating young Muslims about the reality of extremist movements. This may be of interest to students or to practitioners. Haqiqah - What is the truth behind ISIS?

Camden Council British Values poster. A poster developed by Camden Council for adult learners to explain British Values. This could be used for all age groups.

The Safe Website. Resources for students from the Metropolitan police which explain the facts about extremism, tells students what to do if: they are concerned about a friend or family member being vulnerable to extremism; if they are worried about something they have done or if they have been a victim of extremism. This also contains a section on internet safety.

Safe Giving Advice for fundraising:

The Safer Giving Website

Leaflet setting out safer giving advice for Syria in English also available in other languages at the Safer Giving Website

Safer giving poster  in English also available in other languages at the Safer Giving Website

A poster developed in consultation with students in London to raise awareness of the impact of extremism on families and friends

Home Office guidance to schools and parents on the use of social media by Syrian extremist groups

Schemes of work, lesson plans and tutorial activities

Kirklees College :Overview of Progress Coach/ Tutorial Schedule and Vision, Belief and Goals

Kingston Maurwood land based college

Extremism Tutorial Scenario  with  Extremism Tutorial Powerpoint

These tutorial materials were developed by Kingston Maurwood College in Dorset

    Redbridge Adult Education Institute materials designed for use with adult students but some can be used with younger students

    Critical Thinking and Prevent for Level 3 students. Please note that this resource was developed for sessions in London and that it has a London focus. The video of an activist may be controversial and needs to be understood in the context of the lesson plan as set out. Individual tutors should decide if this is suitable for their tutorial group.

    Internet safety session Level 3 which deals with safe navigation of the internet. This is aimed at Level 3 students.

      Conspiracy theories

      Level 3 Study of the Moonlanding conspiracy using critical thinking skills. This can introduce level 3 students to a critical approach to claims which are presented at factually based. These skills can then be used in relation to other claims.

      The Moonlanding conspiracy theory with images and video links using critical thinking skills to analyse the moonlanding conspiracy claims

      The Moonlanding conspiracy theory word document and charts. These are to prtint out for the class. The document contains charts to consider the evidence for and against the conspriacy theory and it supports students in making a final judgement of their own

      Videos and resources

      All videos must be viewed in advance by the member of staff delivering a session.

      GOT ( Getting On Together) resources to challenge extremism developed in Cardiff and applicable across the country. 

      (A) Fully resourced teaching programme comprising:

      1. Lesson outline/overview
      2. Detailed line by line delivery notes with best practice advice
      3. Accompanying resources
      4. Downloadable DVD with three episodes

      The Free Initiative : A series of videos and a handbook to support providers in challenging right-wing extremism

      1. Far-right extremism - why should we be concerned?
      2. Far-right extremism - the human face
      3. Far-right extremism - policing the far-right
      4. Far-right extremism - we need exit programmes
      5. Far-right extremism - how to approach extremists
      6. Far-right extremism - speaking against prejudice
      7. Far-right extremism - empowering targeted communities
      8. Far-right extremism - online extremism

      Digital Disruption: Digital Disruption is a specialist education project that develops and distributes the tools and training to improve young people’s critical digital judgement skills. Digital judgement combines ‘traditional’ critical thinking skills, such as source verification, with ‘new’ knowledge about how the digital world works, such as understanding search engines and YouTube.

      A series of short videos setting out propaganda techniquess which are used to influence the public:

      • Propaganda techniques :   A video which was made by Digital Disruption with young people in London. The film is fictional but convinced many young people that there were vampires in London; it went viral. This is an excellent way to demonstrate how propaganda can be effective but totally untrue. 
      • Evidence of Vampires video

      Diary of a Badman: These materials have been developed by Hamza productions. This is one video in a series about a young Muslim man and moral issues he faces. This is a humorous series. It should be viewed in advance to decide if it is appropriate for your students. There are extensive notes to read before using the video.

      Pathways video: This video has been used widely. It presents the route to extremism for two young men, one in terms of extreme right activity and one in terms of Islamic extremism. There are facilitators notes which need to be read before using the video and resources for use with students.

      Families against Stress and Trauma:

      Video of families talking about family members who have gone to Syria and the impact at home

      Video on warning signs of radicalisation.  This video gives signs that families and friends might spot which could indicate radicalisation. The focus is on radicalisation by groups like Daesh who claim to be Muslim but the warning signs could apply to other forms of radicalisation eg for right wing extremism or animal rights extremism