Our Code of Conduct: We respect each other's :
- gender reassignment
- marriage or civil partnership (in employment only)
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
Welcome back to our LGBT+ page and our quest to spread the message about equality and diversity.
In February 2020, we heard on the news that the TV presenter Philip Schofield revealled that, after 27 years of marriage to a woman, is is gay. We took this opportunity to explore some of the emotions which may be being felt by him and also the people closest to him. Through discussion and reflection and listening to the thoughts and opinons of others, the children took time to try and underrstand how people may have conflicting feelings such as guilt and pride or anger and love.
Some children read many of the hurtful comments written about this emotional story and explored why people might feel angry when they have no real connection to Philip or his family and found his story difficult to accept and respect.
The children wrote Tweets and letters to the family which expressed beautifully a geniune understandning and acceptance of the choices people make. These are just a few examples which were sent..
During the summer break, Mrs Wright was interviewed by BBC Radio Manchester about our LGBT+ work in school. It was really exciting to know that many listeners heard about the amazing work that we do in school. We were extremely PROUD. To follow up, we had a visitor came into school to make recordings of the children's opinions and even video a lesson.
The Hackney Empire June 19th 2018 - Attaining our Educate and Celebrate Gold Award.
In May we spread the word that any form of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia is unacceptable.
Our school Educates and then Celebrates our differences and diversity.
Remember - Love has no labels.
In partnership with Educate & Celebrate, we will be encouraging our children and their families to widen their understanding of what it means to be different, whilst being treated the same.
In November we held our Edu-bake and Cel-a-bake event where we were totally flabbergasted by the amazing cakes created by the children and their families.