UK: Teachers ‘fear debating extremism in class’… They don’t want to turn in Junior Jihadis

Teachers are avoiding class discussions on Islamic extremism for fear they may have to report pupils to the police, a teachers’ union says.

New counter-terror rules aiming to expose radicalisation require schools to report any concerns about pupils.

The National Union of Teachers says the rules are too heavy handed and stifle much-needed debate in schools.

The Conservatives said the guidance made clear that no teacher should feel unable to talk about sensitive issues.


Spearheaded by the aptly named NUT – National Union of Teachers