Support U is proud to be delivering The Rainbow Flag Award to schools and colleges in The Thames Valley.
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 encourages a whole organisation approach to LGBT+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to effectively challenge and combat bullying.
Committing your school or college to the Rainbow Flag Award is a commitment to improve the lives of all the young people that you work with, including those that are LGBT+, those from LGBT+ families, and LGBT+ staff members.
Through a year-long process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, schools and colleges have access to a variety of training, resources and interventions, helping them meet set standards in each of the following areas:
This is for a one-year** membership during which you will be supported to complete the award. You will then hold the award for an additional two years before you’ll be invited to renew it. Support includes:
Schools and colleges that take part in the Rainbow Flag Award will be supported to meet:
For more information about participating in The Rainbow Flag Award, please contact us through our page or call us on 0118 321 9111
*The term “LGBTphobic” is used purposefully, to ensure that the experiences of all LGBTQ+ people are represented. The term “HBT bullying” (homophobic, biphobic and transphobic) may also be heard.
**The process of achieving the award is designed to take one academic year. We will discuss amendments to the timeframe for completing the award on a case-by-case basis, taking account of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
*** Written by former Ofsted HMI Janet Palmer
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We can deliver onsite, offsite and at our premises in Reading.
Our education programme is just £495+VAT per school
We have worked with over 50 schools in the Thames Valley!