“Our school is proud to have achieved this award and we will keep progressing to make a change”
Back in 2014 we shared the news of joining the Stonewall School Champions programme. Stonewall is a UK based charity that campaigns for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans rights and also works for equality and justice in all sectors. After a good deal of work raising awareness about the importance of equality for all, we were extremely pleased to achieve the bronze award in 2015.
Once again, we are delighted and extremely proud to share the news with you that after some excellent work from pupils and staff, we have now been awarded the Stonewall School Champion silver award!
As you may already know, our culture & diversity programme is an important part of school life and our staff and student community support important initiatives to raise awareness about equality and celebrate diversity; our Culture & Diversity Ambassadors take a lead with such initiatives and do an incredible job. Working towards LGBT+ equality is part of our culture & diversity work, and the School Champions programme has been a great tool enabling us to develop our work in key areas with confidence and sincerity. We now look forward to going for gold!
Comments from some of our students:
“Our school does a lot more than teaching us in lessons…we have achieved the Stonewall Silver Award”
“It’s amazing to think that our school has been able to achieve such a prestigious award. I am extremely proud to be part of it”
“Gaining the silver award was a massive achievement for our school and our community. Everyone should be very proud and the fact that we have the honour of owning this award shows how accepting our school is and how great it is. It is an amazing achievement”
“I think Stonewall is a very important thing as it has impacted everyone in a positive way”
“I remember when the ‘You don’t say’ posters first went up around school. Everyone reacted really well and it helped to change people’s perspective on the LGBT+ community”
“It was such an achievement for the school to get awarded the bronze award so it was even better when we got the silver! We can’t wait to start working towards gold”