WRITE TO MINISTER WHO TELLS SCHOOLS TO COUNTER EXTREMISM BBC NEWS | Education | Schools told to counter extremism Minister for schools Ed Balls says schools have a "key role" in tackling extremism Write and suggest he include scientology recruitment and front groups information for teachers. "Schools told to counter extremism Ed Balls says schools have a "key role" in tackling extremism Schools are being given advice on how to prevent pupils becoming drawn to violent extremism and terrorism. Guidelines are being made available to primary and secondary schools in England to help them discuss the issues surrounding extremist views. Schools Secretary Ed Balls said schools could play a "key role" in getting young people to reject extremism. Schools should have a named teacher to whom pupils can report any concerns of grooming by extremist groups. Teachers should protect the well-being of pupils who may be vulnerable to being drawn to extremism, says the government's "Learning together to be safe" kit."