The Rainbow Flag Award is a quality assurance framework for all schools and colleges, focusing on LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility. The Rainbow Flag Award encourages a whole organisation approach to LGBT+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic, (HBT), bullying.
Committing your school or college to the Rainbow Flag Award is a commitment to improve the lives of all the young people that you work with, as well as the LGBT+ young people in your care, those from LGBT+ families and LGBT+ staff members.
Through a process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, schools and colleges are offered a variety of interventions, helping them meet set standards in each of the following areas:
- Skilled Teacher
- Inclusive Curriculum
- Supportive Governors and Parents
- Pastoral Support
- Effective Policies
- Pupil Voice
First Year Membership £395*
What this buys you from your Rainbow Flag Award delivery organisation:
- Two places on “Including LGBT+ Pupils and Challenging HBT Bullying in Schools” training course – primary and secondary versions available.
- 20% off the cost of all further training, services, resources and products.
- Access to three standardisation processes.
- Some ongoing support via telephone and/or email.
Delivery partners for the Rainbow Flag Award are carefully selected LGBT+ youth organisations. This means that the initiative:
- Has a focus on improving the lives of LGBT+ people.
- Applies a heritage of skills and expertise around LGBT+ identifies from youth and community work practice.
- Uses facilitated learning, interactive tools, plus questioning and exploring techniques in the delivery of training and services.
- Supports the uniqueness of each school or college engaged with the programme and encourages them to problem solve their own bespoke solutions, based on the knowledge of their context and setting.
- Maintains grassroots connections to local youth and LGBT+ communities, helping to link schools and students with their local LGBT+ youth services.