What is it? and what does it do?
Stonewall training gives our school teachers the knowledge, tools and confidence to teach and tackle issues in and around school regarding homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.
It enables us to celebrate difference and teach the children that it is ok to be different.
It is not only about bullying. It is important that all children feel included and that they are able to talk freely about their families. Stonewall's Different Families report found that when children with lesbian, gay or bisexual family members realise that their family isn't ever mentioned in class, and other children use the word ‘gay’ to mean 'rubbish', they feel excluded and stop talking about their family.
Mrs Caroline Haigh is our Stonewall practitioner and has passed her knowledge onto the rest of the staff.