Rainbow Flag Award

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 Department for Education-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 2019/2020 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 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 LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning +) 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 access to electronic resources and two places on our initial LGBT+ inclusion training day. 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 LGBTQ+ young people, given the wealth of evidence showing that LGBTQ+ 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 join our next Rainbow Flag Award cohort.

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