The school is currently working towards the Rainbow Flag Award which means that we are committed to improving the lives of all young people we work with, through a focussed initiative to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBTQ+) inclusion.
This includes supporting LGBTQ+ students, LGBTQ+ staff, and LGBTQ+ parents and anyone who uses different pronouns.
Ambition, Respect, Pride
As a school, we are determined to share a positive and celebratory message regarding LGBTQ+ people both within our community and on a worldwide basis. We aim to convey this message in a myriad of ways: via our lesson plans, policies, assemblies, newsletters, displays, student voice and in our governors’ meetings, to name but a few. We also seek to challenge and eradicate any discrimination or LGBTphobia displayed in our school.
Our students’ LGBTQ+ group meets fortnightly, providing our young people with a safe and supportive environment. They can make new friendships, get peer support and have fun! They explore LGBTQ+ issues and celebrate LGBTQ+ identities and culture, for example via books, musicals and films. They have also recently started a podcast and a School Radio Show called “Dear Straight People”.
They say they are always learning something new!
Should any student or parent wish to contact us regarding anything they may wish to discuss regarding LGBTQ+ issues, please speak to a member of our Pastoral Team.
Proud Trust www.theproudtrust.org
LGBT Foundation lgbt.foundation
Schools Out www.schools-out.org.uk
Transgender and help with support
Mermaids – www.mermaidsuk.org.uk – for parents of transgender children
The Angels – www.theangels.co.uk – for parents of transgender children
Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) www.gires.org.uk – for teachers and professionals
PROUD CONNECTIONS - ONLINE SUPPORT
Proud Connections is our digital support chat service for LGBT+ young people and the adults who support them.
Our youth workers are here to support you online Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-6pm
Access Proud Connections here