LGBT

 

The Trust is committed to ensuring that anyone who identifies as LGBT is treated fairly and has the same opportunities as anyone else.

For our young people who attend Moreton and Aldersley High School, who think or are LGBT, we are here to listen and support you concerning your sexual orientation or gender identity without judgement.

Should you, your friends, or your family, wish to find out information on your own, the links to the LGBT websites below can help you. 

At Aldersley High School we are working towards:

The Rainbow Flag Award

The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for primary schools, secondary schools, SEND schools and colleges. The award focuses on positive LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility.

The Rainbow Flag Award encourages a whole organisation approach to LGBT+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to effectively challenge and combat LGBTphobic* bullying.

Committing your school or college to the Rainbow Flag Award is a commitment to improve the lives of all the young people that you work with, as well as the LGBT+ young people in your care, those from LGBT+ families, and LGBT+ staff members.

The Rainbow Flag Award

ABQM-UK is a national award that challenges schools and academies to demonstrate their effectiveness in anti-bullying

 It endorses the belief that the safety, mental health and wellbeing of everyone are essential elements of learning, development and achievement.

School communities that gain the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards can show that:

 

  • Children and young people come to school without the fear of being bullied
  • Staff members respond to all aspects of bullying behaviour with confidence
  • Parents are confident that they know who to approach about bullying and that it is dealt with efficiently and effectively.
  • Bullying is not accepted or tolerated

The Inclusion Quality Mark

Ofsted defines an educationally inclusive school as one in which the teaching and learning; achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matter.

Inclusion Quality Mark provides schools with a nationally recognised framework to guide their inclusion journey. The IQM team help schools evaluate and measure how they are performing; empowering them to improve and grow. And when they’re successful, we recognise their achievement through a system of highly valued awards that provide external validation of their inclusive status. There are over 5,500 schools in the UK who have either received an IQM Inclusive School Award, or are actively working towards meeting the standard required.

Resources

Sexual orientation and gender identity workshop – Metro

Explore the themes of gender identity and sexual orientation with this lesson plan, PowerPoint and worksheet.

LGBT History Month 2021: Post-16 lesson pack – Stonewall

A lesson pack for post-16 students looking at inspiring LGBTQ+ figures from history, and what we can learn from their stories.

The coming out guide – Proud Trust

A guide for young people, sharing tips and advice on things to do if someone comes out as LGBTQ+.

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying assembly – Barnardo’s

This short assembly from Barnardo’s, aimed at younger students, raises awareness about prejudice against LGBTQ+ people.

Transgender guidance for schools – Intercom Trust and Cornwall Council

Detailed guidance for schools on support and inclusion for transgender students.

Putting it into practice – Stonewall

Free guidance to help schools feel confident planning and delivering LGBTQ+ inclusive RSHE.