Rainbow Flag

RFA MAR 19

 

This award is a national quality assurance framework for all schools and colleges, focusing on 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 combat HBTphobic bullying. (Homophobic, transphobic and biphopbic)

It is a commitment to improve the lives of all the young people that we work with, as well as the LGBT+ young people in our care, those from LGBT+ families, and LGBT+ staff members.
To achieve this, we have had to meet set standards in various areas, such as effective policies, skilled teachers and an inclusive curriculum as well as supportive governors.
Though perhaps the main benefit for the young people will be a dedicated pastoral support team.

 

 

 

 

LGBT Support Team:  Farney Close supports pupils who are LGBT or unsure of their gender identity and/or sexual orientation. We offer a safe space to discuss any issues, to find information  and even to offer practical tips.

The pastoral care team are trained to help -

 Austin Bye Dawn Thompson Sibohan Bush
 Austin Bye, Sn RSCW  Dawn Thompson, RSCW  Sibohan_Bush, PSHE Teacher

 

WE CAN OFFER 1:1 SUPPORT FOR LGBT PUPILS AND HELP PUPILS IF THEY EXPERIENCE HBT BULLYING.

Training has been provided to equip the pastoral team with the motivation, confidence and capability to provide non-judgemental support for students experiencing, or at risk of perpetrating, LGBT phobic bullying, and can support students exploring sexuality, gender, coming out and LGBT+ identities. They can offer 1-2-1 support and safe places, as well as sourcing appropriate referral pathways.