LGBTQ+

March 10, 2022

The Rainbow Flag Award is a quality assurance framework for all educational institutions, focusing on LGBTQ+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility. The Award encourages a holistic approach to LGBTQ+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic, (HBT), bullying.
MHS’s dedication to achieving the Rainbow Flag Award is a commitment to improve the lives of all the young people that MHS works with, as well as the LGBTQ+ young people in our care, those from LGBTQ+ families, and LGBTQ+ staff members.
Through a process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, we hope to meet the set standards in each of the following areas:

 

 

Work has already begun with a focus on LGBTQ+ history month, in our UNITED sessions as well as in individual subject areas. We have received fantastic feedback from our young people. Our staff have received CPD on LGBTQ+ inclusion, and have made independent pledges to support the community. Subject areas have been working hard to ensure rooms and corridors are celebrating LGBTQ+ work through displays and tasks.
MHS are excited to continue this work and receive the Rainbow Flag Award.