Rainbow Flag Award

The Kite Trust is relaunching The Rainbow Flag Award for September 2019!  In 2016, we came together with our partner organisations (The Proud Trust in Manchester, Allsorts in Sussex and Humankind in the North East) to deliver this DfE-approved project. To date, fifty eight schools nationally and fourteen schools in the East of England have achieved the full award. We are now pleased to offer primary, special and secondary schools in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and the East of England the opportunity to join our new September 2019 cohort to undertake the Award at the 2016 cost of £395.

The Rainbow Flag Award encourages a whole-school approach to help tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying and to promote LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +) inclusion, focusing on the following areas:

Skilled teachers

Supportive governors and parents

Effective policies

Inclusive curriculum

Pastoral support

Pupil voice

Schools that sign up for The Rainbow Flag Award will receive a resource pack and two places on our initial LGBT+ inclusion training day in September 2019. This will subsequently support them towards gaining the “Skilled Teacher” red section of the award. Schools that take part in this project will have help to meet:

  • Their legal requirements to ensure LGBT+ inclusion in schools;
  • The Ofsted requirement for them to be effective in tackling HBT bullying;
  • The requirements of the new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum;
  • Their moral requirement to meet the needs of LGBT+ young people, given the wealth of evidence showing that LGBT young people are still disproportionately affected by mental health issues and teen suicide.

Schools participating in The Rainbow Flag Award will be offered a 20% discount on all Kite Trust training. Click here for details of our schools packages.

We are now inviting applications to the September 2019 Rainbow Flag Award, closing date 21st June 2019.


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