In March 2019, Allerton Grange School was recognised as a trained LGBTQI school.
Barnardo’s Positive Identities service delivered sessions in school to provide staff with the knowledge, confidence and resources to challenge prejudice and discrimination proactively. The training helps schools support LGBTQI pupils, staff and families to ensure their school environment and curriculum is inclusive of a diverse range of identities.
In addition to the training courses, Barnardo’s offers policy reviews and guidance on how discriminatory bullying should be recorded and responded to.
Allerton Grange was one of the 162 schools to receive the training which is funded by the Government Equalities Office and supported by the Department for Education.
Spectrum is an after-school club open to anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community. Our students say: "The staff and teachers are extremely welcoming. You can share as little or as much information about yourself with support for everything. It has been a safe place for many young members of the school. We do a variety of activities such as baking, art, and even more. We also talk about current school and out of school issues. It is a wonderful place full of wonderful people".
Support outside school:
Stonewall was founded in 1989 by a small group of people who had been active in the struggle against Section 28 of the Local Government Act and is renowned for its campaigning and lobbying. Visit the Stonewall website for help and advice and information on how to get involved.
Gender Development Identity Service was established in 1989 and is a highly specialist clinic for young people commissioned by NHS England. You can access information and resources on the GIDS website.
Gendered Intelligence is a trans-led charity and its mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity. You can find out more on the Gendered Intelligence website.