What is Prevent?

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the
threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements on
CONTEST, the Government's counter-terrorism- strategy. It
aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting

The Prevent strategy:

    Responds to the ideological challenge we face from
    terrorism and aspects of extremism, adn the threat we
    face from those who promote these views:

    Provides practical help to prevent people from being
    drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given 
    appropriate advice and support; and

    Works with a wide range of sectors (including education,
    criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where
    there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal

Prevent covers all forms of terrorism and extremism and some
aspects of non-vilent extremism.
The Home Office works with local authorities, a wide range of
government departments, and community organisations to 
deliver the Prevent strategy, The Police also play a significant
role in Prevent, in much the same way as they do when taking a preventative approach to other crimes.

Prevent uses a range of measures to challenge extremism

    Supporting people who are at risk of being drawn into
    terrorist or extremist activity through the Channel

    Working with and supporting community groups and social
    enterprise projects who provide services and support to
    vulnerable people

    Working with faith groups and institutions to assist them
    in providing support and guidance to people who may be
    vulnerable; and

    Supporting local schools, local industry and partner agencies
    through engagement, advice and training.

Prevent is measured locally and nationally to make sure the
Prevent programme provides value for money.

The main aim of Prevent is to stop people from becoming
terrorists or supporting terrorism

At the heart of Prevent is safeguarding children and adults and
providing early intervention to protect and divert people away
from being drawn into terrorist activity.

Prevent addresses all forms of terrorism, but continues to
ensure resources and effort are allocated on the basis of 
threats to our national security.

What is Channel?

Channel provides support across the country to those who may
be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism

Changing Behaviours through open conversation is the key to
removing the barriers that stand in the way of a unified

This information is sourced from the 'Let's Talk About It' website, a guide to
Prevent for Parents and Carers.
For more information about the Prevent and Channel Strategy please visit www.ltai.info

Lindsworth Vs the Forge Football Match

The Fifth fixture of the 2019-2020 Season, but first game of the New Year occurred on Monday 20th January 2020: against The Forge, at Home.

This time the team consisted mainly of year 11s who had been eager to play since the start of the season but had been unable to due to work commitments. The boys were excited for the game and the fixture went ahead as planned with an 11am K.O.

Lindsworth lost the coin toss and the opposition decided they wanted to kick off. The change in squad did not lead to a change in the current standard of Lindsworth games for the lions to score the first goal. There was another goal scored by their opponents soon after in retaliation. Lindsworth then took the lead after about 10 minutes of the first half, before conceding another two goals through unforced errors by half time.

The manager had a brief but direct discussion with the Lions at half time and told them to step their game up as they were not being themselves, did not appear to be enjoying it and were not giving a true account of themselves to their opposition. This spurred them into a completely different team in the second half as they went on to score another seven goals, meaning the final score was 9-3. Goal of the game came from substitute D. WS who had sat the first half out, with the plan of saving him for the second half when people were getting tired. He did not disappoint, a graceful touch round his defender and an immaculate strike into the “top bin” (corner)  before ending the game on another goal off his butt cheek, before Year 7 wonder boy J. T stepped up and sealed the game with a nutmeg to the keeper for the final goal.

The final goal tally was:

  • T. G x 4,
  • D. P x 1,
  • J. C x 1,
  • D. WS x 2,
  • J. T x 1,

This gave the Lions a final result of Lindsworth 9 vs The Forge 3.

Squad of the day: T. G (Captain), F. W, D. W (GK), J. T, D. B, C. G, M. E, J. C, D. P, D. WS.

Man of the Match: D. WS

Currently the School are 2nd in the league with 15 points: 5 games played and 4 games still left to play. The Lions are still doing incredibly well and making the school and PE staff very proud.

West Midlands County Lines Football Tournament 2020


On Wednesday 8th January 2020: The Lindsworth Lions were invited to participate in what is becoming an annual event organised by Luke Cato, who is now CEO of Real Education Alternative Learning CIC. The tournaments he organises are always aimed at raising awareness for young people in the local communities across the Midlands; teaching them about the dangers they may face and the organisations out there trying to make a difference or that are available to offer them support. Last year the event was very successful and raised awareness of knife crime. This year, the prevalence in young (school aged) children being used as mules for drugs, money or weapons by criminal gangs across country and out of areas. This shifted the focus for the tournament and the messages that were being shared by the guest speakers; instead aimed at influencing the young people from the Midlands showing them how they can get along and represent their areas without violence or causing harm; through the medium of sports.

The Lions were drafted into group B, which consisted of a mixture of schools from SEN to Mainstream. They played 5 games in total and due to some fantastic performances from all involved they managed to win 3 games, draw 1 and lose 1. The game they lost was against the team which eventually won the whole tournament. They lost 1-0, compared to the team in the final that lost by many more goals. Lions finished 5th out of 18 teams, so a truly awesome end result boys, well done.

All in all, the lions gave a great account of themselves; behaved impeccably throughout the day and even took part in a friendly match against another team who had missed out on the quarter finals too. In this match, the boys refereed themselves and showed fantastic sportsmanship and positive social interactions with unfamiliar pupils and staff. This meant they also kept the now renowned Lindsworth reputation of: “great attitude and athleticism alongside the greatest of respect for everyone involved”. They did so in the spirit of the tournament and being fully aware and accepting of the take home message to “stay safe and avoid involvement in “County Lines”. They also learned how informing staff, parents or Police is and will always be acceptable and necessary to keep you safe, if you are ever in a position where you are being asked or intimidated to do things you do not want to do then you must seek help.

The following pupils represented and did us proud: D.W (GK & Captain), C.E, J.S, J.RG, L.B, R. B, F.W, K.E, O.L.

Men of the tournament: F.W, J.RG, and J.S


“Well done Lions, we are extremely proud of you!”

We hope exposure in this event and others like it, avoids many more of our young people being exploited, harmed or lost to criminal activity and gang affiliation activities; by raising awareness and improving understanding and knowledge of support services.