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The end of an EARA

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Kidscape's Extremism and Radicalisation Awareness programme (EARA) is coming to an end. Our Department for Education funders helped us to deliver a comprehensive package of support to 35 schools in London. Here's some key highlights of the impact the programme has had, from an external assessment.

Specialist school staff feedback:

  • 97% rated the EARA training package as good or excellent.
  • 99% agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA training was of a high standard.
  • 96% agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA course materials were of high quality.
  • Over 98% agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA training was relevant to their work.
  • Over 92% agreed or strongly agreed that having completed the EARA training they were more aware of the risks of radicalisation and extremism for young people.
  • 89% staff agreed or strongly agreed that following the EARA training they knew more about how to deliver practical radicalisation and extremism awareness lessons to pupils.

Year 9 student feedback:

  • Over 87% agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA student workshops were interesting.
  • 87% agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA student workshops were thought-provoking.
  • Over 89% agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA student workshops were useful.
  • 85% stated that following the EARA training they know more about radicalisation and extremism.
  • Over 87% stated that following the EARA training they understand the dangers of radicalisation and extremism.
  • Over 75% stated that following the EARA training they know about ways to keep themselves and others safe from radicalisation and extremism.

Whole school staff feedback:

  • Over 85% rated the EARA training package as good or excellent.
  • 88% of staff agreed or strongly agreed that the presentation was of a high standard.
  • Over 85% agreed or strongly agreed that the materials were of a high-quality.
  • 96% of staff agreed or strongly agreed that course was relevant to their work.
  • Over 86% agreed or strongly agreed that they were more aware of the risks of radicalisation and extremism for young people.
  • Over 85% agreed or strongly agreed that they were more confident about their role in safeguarding students from - radicalisation and extremism.
  • Over 85% agreed or strongly agreed that they were aware of strategies schools can employ to safeguard their students from radicalisation and extremism.

A huge thank you to the EARA team, led by Jade Gayle, for working directly with thousands of children and the school staff to safeguard children against the risks of radicalisation.

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