We are very proud to be a LGBT Friendly school.
Teachers have all received training sessions and we have three LGBT Ambassadors in school: Mrs Blanchfield, Mr Scott-Johnson and Mrs Emmett; who are here to listen should you need someone to chat with.
The training that our staff have received has given everyone the knowledge, tools and confidence to teach and tackle issues in and around school regarding homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. It allows us to teach children the effects that bullying has on people and how they can protect themselves from bullying.
And it is not only about bullying. It is important that all children feel included and that they are able to talk freely about their families. We believe that children should be able to be themselves and we want them to flourish in an open and inclusive culture, free of fear and prejudice.
Stonewall's Different Families report found that when children with lesbian, gay or bisexual family members realise that their family isn't ever mentioned in class, they feel excluded and stop talking about their family. Our school is committed to stopping this and ensuring that every family unit is valued for the love and care that it gives. It enables us to celebrate difference and diversity and teach the children that it is ok to be different; embracing the ‘Different families, Same love’ ethos that Stonewall promotes.
We actively challenge gender stereotypes and ensure that school activities are open to all. We celebrate the achievement of all our children. By promoting tolerance and challenging prejudice, we feel that our children are prepared for life in modern Britain.
If you would like any further information about this, please contact Mrs Blanchfield