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The RAINBOW Flag AWARD

Thameside is currently working towards the Rainbow Flag Award. Through this initiative, focusing on positive LGBT+ inclusion (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans,  plus other related identities), we are demonstrating a commitment to improve the lives of all young people that we work with, including those that are LGBT+ and those from LGBT+ families.

Through a year-long process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, we have access to a variety of resources and interventions, helping them meet set standards in each of the following areas:

This is our delivery partner that supports Thameside to achieve the Rainbow Flag Award

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We have achieved 

This means that: 

• At least two staff have attended the one-day course “LGBT+ Inclusion in Primary Schools”. 
• Effective LGBT+ inclusion training has been cascaded to the wider staff team.
• Staff can confidently and consistently recognise and appropriately challenge LGBTphobia.
• Staff are confidently using appropriate and positive terminology for LGBT+ people and identities.

We have achieved 

This means that:

  • Governors and parents understand the need to combat LGBTphobia through positive education and representation, and know where to go for information, and if needed, support.

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We have achieved 

This means that:

  • Children and young people wishing to explore/ express their gender and/or sexuality feel supported to do so.
  • Skilled staff from within the organisation support them, including through signposting and referrals to appropriate local youth work services.

We have achieved 

This means that:

  • Through school council and anti-bullying ambassadors students’ ideas and suggestions are actively informing the direction of other Rainbow Flag Award sections.
  • Student-led activities that positively celebrate LGBT+ lives and people are encouraged and supported by the school.
  • Students are supported to undertake initiatives that mark significant dates on the LGBT+ calendar, such as LGBT+ History Month, Pride, Trans Day of Visibility, and IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia).

We are working towards  

We are working towards