We are pleased to offer every school in the Thames Valley a chance to really make their school LGBT+ inclusive. With the resources and the support of The Rainbow Flag accreditation scheme, you can drive awareness, build specialist knowledge within your school and address LGBT+phobia bullying through one simple process.
Participating schools and colleges work towards completing the award through a year-long process** of self-assessment with ongoing support, monitoring and feedback from Support U, to meet set standards in six areas of school/college life:
Over the year we will guide you and help you create an inclusive environment that is right for your school. Support U is the valued training partner for the Rainbow Flag Awards, the national scheme to build awareness within the education sector across the UK.
We can help with Primary, Secondary, SEND and Colleges.
We have an honest and transparent fee structure in line with all other training partners across the scheme. The cost is £495+VAT for which we will complete the initial setup, training and resources you need to get started on your journey of change. We expect sessions to be in high demand, so ahead of releasing our onboarding dates we are excepting pre-sign expressions of interest using the button below.
By promoting it now, we hope that you will be able to get the budget you need to attend our training, starting in September 2021.
The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for all schools and colleges, with a focus on LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, plus other related identities) inclusion and visibility. The Rainbow Flag Award takes a holistic, organisation-centred approach to LGBTQ+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to combat LGBT+phobic* bullying.
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:
*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!