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. Follow our journey on this page.
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.
The Pride Patrol are a group of children from across school who act as our equality ambassadors. They help create a school community where everyone celebrates diversity and is protected in accordance with the nine protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. The Pride Patrol work to promote inclusivity and raise awareness of issues which affect the LGBTQ+ community.
Anti-Bullying Week November 2021
As part of anti-bullying week we explored the Educate and Celebrate Code of Conduct and the protected characteristics. Each class was allocated with one of the protected characteristics and asked create a design or image that would represent the given characteristic in a child friendly way. These designs contributes towards our whole school, child friendly Code of Conduct created by the children. This is displayed in the main reception, in classes and around school. Code of Conduct Display
LGBTQ+ History Month February 2022
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. The theme this year is Politics in Art. Children across school used a range of picture books throughout LGBTQ+ History Month.
IDAHOBIT Day May 2022
The Pride Patrol in school organised an event in school to raise awareness of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. They began by delivering a whole school assembly to raise awareness of discrimination and celebrate diversity. Children came to school in rainbow clothes and explored a range of picture books with an LGBTQ+ theme.
Pride Month Cake Sale
At CHJS, we are working towards our Educate and Celebrate Pride in Inclusion Award. 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 have decorated and held a cake sale to celebrate equality and diversity. Money raised will be used to add new diversity books to our school library.