Article 2: All children have these rights.
As a Gold Rights Respecting school, we are proud to be working towards becoming recognised as an Educate and Celebrate best practice school. We aim to make our school a safe and inclusive environment for all and to ensure equality and respect for the LGBT+ community.
What is Educate & Celebrate?
Educate & Celebrate is an Ofsted and DfE recognised Award Programme that gives staff, students, parents and governors the confidence and strategies to implement an LGBT+ inclusive curriculum to successfully eradicate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. It is designed to prepare children and young people for life and to give them a good understanding of how Equality and Diversity is protected by the Equality Act 2010. Please take a look at our child friendly Code of Conduct.
As part of anti-bullying week we explore the Educate and Celebrate Code of Conduct and the protected characteristics. Each class look at one of the protected characteristics and create a design or image that represents the given characteristic in a child friendly way. These designs contribute towards our whole school, child friendly Code of Conduct created by the children. This is displayed in the main reception: Code of Conduct Display
LGBTQ+ History Month
LGBT+ History Month is an annual event intended to celebrate and spread awareness of the LGBTQ+ community’s numerous contributions throughout history. In the UK, LGBT+ History Month is held in February. As part of our Pride Inclusion Award, we found out more about the LGBTQ+ community and how to spread awareness. Pride events are an opportunity to celebrate the diversity and gender differences in our world, promoting equal rights for all. The events are also a celebration of how far equal rights have come and how LGBTQ+ people are viewed in society. Children across school used a range of picture books throughout LGBTQ+ History Month.
The Pride Patrol in school organise an event in school to raise awareness of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. They begin by delivering a whole school assembly to raise awareness of discrimination and celebrate diversity. Children come to school in rainbow clothes and explore a range of picture books with an LGBTQ+ theme.
Pride Month Cake Sale
Pride Month takes place every year in June as a celebration designed to recognise the influence of the LGBTQ+ community. Celebrating diversity and people’s right to live how they choose without celebration, Pride Month promotes positivity and equal rights for all. Pride Patrol decorate and hold a cake sale to celebrate equality and diversity. Money raised will be used to add new books to show diversity to our school library.