Monkton Infants School continues to provide an environment where lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans and questioning staff, parents, children and young people are free to be themselves and to experience acceptance from adults and other young people.
We have a clear duty under the Equality Act 2010 to ensure that teaching is accessible to all children and young people, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). Inclusive Relationships & Sex Education will foster good relations between pupils, tackle all types of prejudice – including homophobia – and promote understanding and respect, enabling schools to meet the requirements, and live the intended spirit, of the Equality Act 2010.
‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ identifies bullying; including cyber-bullying and prejudice-based bullying; and homophobic or transphobic abuse as important safeguarding issues to be addressed by schools. These can be considered as peer on peer abuse.
We continue to develop and deliver LGBT+ specific and inclusive lessons of a high-standard to support our young children on their learning journey of the diverse world. This is something we are very proud of!
Please see below some of our helpful signposting posters: