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Cranborne Primary School

Learning Together

LGBTQ+ Statement

 

At Cranborne, we pride ourselves on being a kind, caring and inclusive setting where children feel safe to explore historically challenging topics such as race and diversity. It is important for children and staff to learn and appreciate the spectrum of people that may differ from their immediate circumstances, in order to have an appreciation and understanding of those in and beyond their immediate world.  7% of the total population of Hertfordshire, which equates to 60,000 people are lesbian, gay, bisexual or/and transgender.  It is our duty to teach and support learning in this area.

 Our curriculum has children and their personal development at the heart of all that we do. With this in mind, we have created a broad and challenging curriculum that represents a range of family structures, sexualities and genders. We encourage healthy and open discussions with our children to talk positively about their own and each other’s families.  We will also be using Stonewall as our guide to support teaching in our PSHE lessons and beyond.

 At Cranborne, we do not tolerate any homophobic, biophobic or transphobic language.  Therefore it is crucial that children demonstrate an understanding of all terminologies in order to become allies, appreciating and tolerating people who belong to these identities. We educate our children to understand that those who identify as LGBTQ+ above are entitled and hold equal rights to those who are heterosexual and cisgender. LGBTQ+: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning. The + acknowledges sexualities and gender identities other than lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer/questioning and transgender. This is to prepare our children for the diverse society they live in and to prevent bullying and discrimination.

 Schools have a clear duty under the Equality Act 2010 to ensure that teaching is accessible to all children and young people, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). Inclusive Relationships & Sex Education will foster good relations between pupils, tackle all types of prejudice – including homophobia – and promote understanding and respect, enabling schools to meet the requirements, and live the intended spirit, of the Equality Act 2010.