Stonewall School Champions Silver Award
Roselyn House School was awarded the Stonewall Bronze award in 2019, our continued commitment to the celebration of equality and diversity has again been recognised, with the school achieving the status of a Stonewall Silver Champion School.
We are so proud to have been awarded Stonewall’s School Champions Silver Award in recognition of our ongoing work to embed good practice promoting respect and understanding of LGBT+ people and issues.
The Silver Award focuses on schools where gender equality and diversity is celebrated, and understanding and celebrating difference is embedded within the curriculum. The award also focuses on our work to challenge and tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and language, and to help all of our children to understand why it is important to be tolerant and respectful of all people, linking in with our work on British Values.
Feedback from Stonewall’s judging panel noted “Challenging bullying and creating an environment where everybody is respected as their unique self is clearly a whole-school commitment for Roselyn House School and a foundational part of our ethos.”
Additionally, the panel commented “Our whole school commitment to inclusion and to celebrating everybody's unique self is so clear and is embedded in so many aspects of our policy and practice. Staff and students, both those who are LGBT+ and those who are not, are clearly well-supported and given lots of opportunities to develop their understanding of diversity, including what it means to be LGBT+”
All staff at Roselyn House School are trained to challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying and language, support LGBT young people and provide Relationships & Sex Education that is inclusive of LGBT+ people.
Now we start work to achieve the Stonewall Champion Gold Award!
For more than 30 years Stonewall have been working to create a world where all children and young people have access to an LGBT inclusive education. The Stonewall School & College Champion awards allow School & College Champions based in England to effectively benchmark their progress and give direction to their ongoing work on LGBT inclusion, tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and celebrating diversity.
Roselyn House School are committed to:
Stonewall use the awards framework to benchmark school’s work and continue to develop your best practice approach as you work towards Bronze, Silver or Gold.
Roselyn House were award the School Champion Bronze award in 2019 and are presently working towards the Silver Award.
In order to achieve bronze award our school policies and practices have been updated and all pupils and staff have been surveyed to understand better the perspectives not only of LGBT people at Roselyn House, but all members of our community with regard to sexuality and gender identity.
Staff training sessions have taken place focusing on actively supporting LGBT students and tackling homophobic language and behaviour. In addition, a collection of resources for staff has been developed to support these aims.
Students have also had a number of opportunities to reflect upon the experience of LGBT young people in the UK and at Roselyn House through assemblies, displays, talks and the PSHE lessons.
As Stonewall School Champions you become part of a national family of schools & colleges leading the way in celebrating difference.
Roselyn House School have highly inclusive school policies, actively tackle homophobic bullying, embed LGBT issues in their curriculum and staff training and support diversity in the wider school community.