At St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School we have a duty to promote the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people in their care, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pupils and those experiencing homophobic, biphobic or transphobic (HBT) bullying.

Schools are required to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender reassignment. This includes tackling HBT bullying. The school aims are to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. The school tackles HBT bullying and takes proactive steps to promote respect and understanding of LGBT people and issues.

We aim to
• provide an inclusive environment in which LGBT pupils and staff are valued and respected;
• promote understanding of and support the needs of LGBT pupils and staff;
• usualise LGBT awareness and issues through the provision of an inclusive curriculum
• monitor and tackle HBT language and bullying


The school seeks to achieve these aims by

• ensuring that school policies and practices are inclusive and supportive of LGBT people
• providing training to staff in supporting LGBT pupils, developing an LGBT-inclusive curriculum and tackling HBT language and bullying
• providing support structures and information/resources to LGBT pupils on LGBT issues and support services
• providing pupils with LGBT-inclusive Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), opportunities to discuss gender identity and sexuality, and including LGBT people and themes in the VIP and wider curriculum where relevant
• providing multiple ways for pupils to report HBT language and bullying, monitoring and recording HBT language and bullying, as well as ensuring that pupils are aware that HBT language and bullying are wrong
• ensuring that the school library contains books with LGBT themes and that any assemblies, projects or displays which celebrate diversity or tackle bullying are LGBT-inclusive