WELCOME TO THE RAINBOW FLAG AWARD
The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for primary schools, secondary schools, SEND schools and colleges. The award focuses on positive 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 effectively challenge and combat LGBTphobic* 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.
THE RAINBOW FLAG AWARD IS NOT PRESCRIPTIVE, WE DO NOT TELL YOU WHAT TO DO…
Instead, we help you self-identify and self-determine which are the most appropriate ways to implement positive LGBT+ inclusion in your settings, that best compliments your staff, your students, your parents and your wider communities.
Through a year-long process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, schools and colleges have access to a variety of resources and interventions, helping them meet set standards in each of the following areas (click on each area to expand):
FIND OUT WHAT TEACHERS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS THINK ABOUT THE RAINBOW FLAG AWARD:
*The term “LGBTphobic” is used purposefully, to ensure that the experiences of all LGBT+ people are represented. The term “HBT bullying” (homophobic, biphobic and transphobic) may also be heard.