Our school is committed to ensuring that all students regardless of personal identity are treated fairly and this is true of our LGBTQ+ students also.
For our young people who attend Ellowes Hall, we are here to listen and support you concerning your sexual orientation or gender identity without judgement.
Should you, your friends, or your family, wish to find out information on your own, the links to the LGBT websites below can help you. However please talk to a teacher or Head of Year if you have any concerns or require support. We will ALWAYS listen.
What is sexuality and sexual orientation?
Sexuality and sexual orientation is about who someone feels physically and emotionally attracted to. This can be romantic or emotional attraction, or both.
As children and young people grow up it’s natural for them develop and express their sexuality in healthy ways. For example, older teenagers might start dating or having relationships, while younger children might show curiosity about sex or the changes that happen during puberty. Many young people also feel unsure about their sexuality or who they’re attracted to, or find that their sexuality changes over time.
There are lots of different types of sexuality or sexual orientation, and young people may use different terms to describe how they feel. LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and more. Although people often confuse them, it’s important to remember that gender identity is different from sexuality.
As a school we are now starting our application towards The Rainbow Flag Award.
The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for, secondary schools. The award focuses on positive LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility.
THE RAINBOW FLAG AWARD IS NOT PRESCRIPTIVE, WE DO NOT TELL YOU WHAT TO DO…
Instead, we help you self-identify and self-determine which are the most appropriate ways to implement positive LGBT+ inclusion in your settings, that best compliments your staff, your students, your parents and your wider communities.
The image below represents the many different ways schools can support individuals.