GHS awarded ARISE Quality Assurance Mark for Ealing

Greenford High School is delighted to be the first secondary school in Ealing to be awarded the ARISE Quality Assurance Mark following its launch in September 2017. 

The Quality Assurance Mark, presented by Julian Butcher, DfE Prevent Policy Lead for England, was awarded in recognition of of their whole school approach in implementing the Prevent duty. The ARISE (Anti Radicalisation In Schools for Ealing) Network, represented by local schools in Ealing, promotes the adoption of best practices, providing recognition for schools that satisfy the criteria, developed in alignment with the DfE.

"We are delighted to be awarded the ARISE quality mark. The process has raised awareness and improved practice. In the end, it’s all about safeguarding the welfare of the students.   Many thanks to Mubina Asaria, a member of staff at Greenford High, who has spearheaded this work across Ealing, with able assistance within the school from Mr Mather, Ms Thomas and Ms Grimley.”

Mathew Cramer, Headteacher, Greenford High

To qualify for the Mark, schools must demonstrate the successful provision of comprehensive practice through the recognised framework of steps outlined in the Ealing Prevent Toolkit, and assessed by members of the ARISE Network. The process involves:

  • A school self-assessment – via completion of the Ealing Prevent Audit
  • Submitting the school’s completed Evidence for Award
  • Peer-assessment and ratification by representatives of the ARISE Network

The evidence required is outlined in the 6 steps of the Ealing Prevent Toolkit, which provides suggestions based on guidance from DfE and collated best practices, including:

  1. Organising a Prevent working/safeguarding group to provide appropriate leadership and governance
  2. Planning and preparing policy and practice to reflect the Prevent duty
  3. Promoting British values to build pupils' resilience to radicalisation
  4. Promoting online safety to build critical thinking and manage online risk
  5. Effective communication to share best practice across the school community
  6. Review, monitor and evaluate to assess impact of above

For further information, please contact Mubina Asaria:
Email: AsariaM@ealing.gov.uk