Equality – LGBT+ friendly school
"We are delighted to have recieved the 'Educate Celebrate' Award for our inclusivity. Love is one of our values and we believe love is for everyone."
Rosie Malton, PSHE Lead
At Soho Parish Primary School, we treat others with respect, kindness and consideration in accordance with the 2010 Equality Act.
We do not discriminate against anyone because of:
- Gender reassignment;
- Marriage and civil partnership;
- Pregnancy and maternity;
- Religion or belief;
- Sexual orientation
(Protected Characteristics, The Equality Act, 2010)
We respect and protect the rights of all individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.
This year we have been working with Educate and Celebrate to achieve the LGBT+ Friendly Schools Award. Here are some of things we have been doing this year to celebrate and learn about the LGBT+ community and its history.
In class have always read books that explore the importance of diversity and celebrating difference. Thanks to Educate and Celebrate, every class now has a diverse library of books that explore the theme of LGBT+. Below are some of our favourites. On this page, you can also find an Educate and Celebrate book list with some wonderful suggestions for LGBT+ themed books for all ages. Check out our You Tube channel to hear our Reception teacher Rosie reading some of her favourites from the list.
Please click here for further titles: LGBT+ Book List
In February, to celebrate LGBT+ History Month we held a Bake the Rainbow cake completion and bake sale. The children and staff at school baked gloriously rainbow cakes and sold them to raise money for an LGBT charity. I think you will agree that it was tough competition to judge!
In June, we acknowledged Pride Month with a digital assembly about the history of Pride. We also dressed up at home in as many colours as we could, inspired by the Pride flag. To raise awareness through our social media pages.