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