SESC LGBTQ STATEMENT
At Stevenage ESC we understand and recognise that our young people, staff and parents come from a range of different backgrounds and identities, and so we are committed to ensuring that anyone who identifies as LGBTQ is given the same opportunities, experiences and level of fairness and respect as their peers.
Stevenage ESC recognises that LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning.
At Stevenage ESC we have begun working with the Kite Trust, a Cambridgeshire based organisation, to gain 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 helps provide guidance and support to schools in developing effective strategies that promote inclusion and tolerance and challenge LGBTphobic bullying. We are pleased to say that so far we have successfully been given the award for the Skilled Teacher criteria
If you are interested in finding out more about the Rainbow Flag Award, please click on the link below. The Rainbow Flag Award
MoD - Guide for parentsLGBTQ Organisations
LGBTQ Support & Services
Trans and Gender Support and Services
MindOut’s Glossary of LGBTQ terms - https://mindout.org.uk/mindouts-lgbtq-glossary/
Military of Defence – Guide for Parents of LGBT+ Children - MoD - Guide for parents
Proud Trust – Come Out and Say It! guide - Proud Trust - Come out and say it guide
Stonewall – Coming Out! Guide - Stonewall - Coming out guide