LGBT+A Group at Herne Bay High School
Under the Equality Act (2010) the public sector is obliged to eliminate discrimination and advance equality of opportunity, as well as fostering good relations between those who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who don't. Ofsted expect schools and colleges to combat bullying of all kinds in line with its promotion of 'British Values', which place particular emphasis on respect for others. Our student LGBT group is instrumental in helping us to meet these requirements.
SLT and the Governors are supportive of this LGBT community group
Prefects from Year 12 have volunteered to support the group
Anyone is invited to the group, people who attend do not have to be LGBT
The school logo has been adapted to include the rainbow logo associated with gay pride for in-house promotion purposes only - with this communication simply stating that the group meets fortnightly and stating where the group meets.
The group has discussed various topics including:
The group recognises that any proposals should be discussed with the Student Forum and with the Principal and cleared with the governing body, in line with agreed processes embedded within the school.
As the group develops it will adapt to what the members feel the school needs to further support the needs of its LGBT students. We want to create a supportive and welcoming environment. If the students don't feel safe and able to be themselves, they won't come along.
Mrs C Hoare