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Schools must remain safe spaces for children to discuss sensitive issues such as extremism, teachers are expected to say.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is due to debate a motion that includes a warning that school staff are increasingly uncertain about engaging, or allowing young people to discuss certain issues, for fear that they will have to report youngsters for expressing their views.

Delegates are likely to raise concerns about the move to require schools to promote fundamental British values as well as the government's Prevent strategy, which is aimed at tackling extremism.


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