Rainbow Flag Award
The Kite Trust is open for applications for The Rainbow Flag Award starting in January 2020! 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 and we have fifteen schools and colleges in September 2019 cohort. We are now pleased to offer primary, special, secondary schools and colleges in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and the East of England the opportunity to join our new January 2020 cohort to undertake the Award at the cost of £495.
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:
Supportive governors and parents
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 January 2020. 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 2020 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 January 2020 Rainbow Flag Award, closing date 16 December 2019.