The Rainbow Flag Award

 

The Proud Trust is proud to be delivering The Rainbow Flag Award to schools and colleges in the North West of England.

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.

The starter training:

“was by far the most informative, insightful, interesting, pacey, well-delivered CPD I’ve done in 10 years of teaching. I was already excited to go into school and start this journey, but this has really hyped me up!!”

Mr N Wilson, Hillcrest Primary School

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, including those that are LGBT+, those from LGBT+ families, and LGBT+ staff members.

To enquire about taking part in the Rainbow Flag Award, please email rainbowflagaward@theproudtrust.org, or call 07531 061777.

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 training, resources and interventions, helping them meet set standards in each of the following areas:


SUPPORTING LOCAL

While the Rainbow Flag Award is a national framework, delivery is by LGBT+ organisations working with LGBT+ communities in your local area. The Proud Trust has a 45+ year history of working with LGBT+ young people in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and beyond. This means that the content of any training will be up to date and relevant, with the needs and experiences of LGBT+ young people from across the North West of England at the heart of delivery. Any monies generated from this scheme will help fund our vital work with LGBT+ young people locally.


Check out our membership packages:

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    The basic Rainbow Flag Award membership includes (£495 plus VAT):

    • Two places on LGBT+ inclusion starter training course – primary and secondary/college versions available.
    • Access to the Members’ Area of the Rainbow Flag Award website where you can access your Rainbow Flag Award Handbook and ‘Creating LGBT+ Inclusive Policies for Schools and Colleges – A Guide’, plus some other starter resources.
    • Full access to The Rainbow Flag Award Classroom– LGBT+ inclusive lessons in all curriculum areas for key stages 1 to 4.
    • Access to evidence reviews during the year, where you will receive detailed and constructive feedback on evidence you submit for each of the six Rainbow Flag Award sections.
    • Ongoing advice and support via telephone and/or email during the year.
    • 20% off the cost of any additional training, services and resources from The Proud Trust.
    • 20% off the cost of resources produced by our Rainbow Flag Award partner organisations – see here.
    • Certificate upon completion.

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    The Rainbow Flag Award E-Plus for primary schools membership includes (£1495 plus VAT):

    • Two places on LGBT+ inclusion starter training course – primary version.
    • Access to the Members’ Area of the Rainbow Flag Award website where you can access your Rainbow Flag Award Handbook and ‘Creating LGBT+ Inclusive Policies for Schools and Colleges – A Guide’, plus some other starter resources.
    • Full access to The Rainbow Flag Award Classroom – LGBT+ inclusive lessons in all curriculum areas for key stages 1 to 4.
    • Access to evidence reviews during the year, where you will receive detailed and constructive feedback on evidence you submit for each of the six Rainbow Flag Award sections.
    • LGBT+ Inclusion for Schools” training bundle, comprising three two-hour online training sessions for your team.
    • Trans Positive Education for Primary Schools pack.
    • Happily Ever After pack.
    • Virtual Coffee Morning session for parents.
    • Ongoing advice and support via telephone and/or email during the year.
    • 20% off the cost of any additional training, services and resources from The Proud Trust.
    • 20% off the cost of resources produced by our Rainbow Flag Award partner organisations – see here.
    • Rainbow Flag Award plaque upon completion, and a virtual assembly presentation (if possible).

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    The Rainbow Flag Award E-Plus for secondary schools and colleges, membership includes (£1495 plus VAT):

    • Two places on LGBT+ inclusion starter training course – secondary/college version.
    • Access to the Members’ Area of the Rainbow Flag Award website where you can access your Rainbow Flag Award Handbook and ‘Creating LGBT+ Inclusive Policies for Schools and Colleges – A Guide’, plus some other starter resources.
    • Full access to The Rainbow Flag Award Classroom– LGBT+ inclusive lessons in all curriculum areas for key stages 1 to 4.
    • LGBT+ Inclusion for Schools” training bundle, comprising three two-hour online training sessions for your Head of Year, and/or Curriculum Lead teams.
    • A Sexuality aGender v2 – Inclusive Sexual Health Toolkit.
    • Subscription to the LGBT+ Groups in Schools Alliance.
    • A “School Pride Kit“.
    • Ongoing advice and support via telephone and/or email during the year.
    • 20% off the cost of any additional training, services and resources from The Proud Trust.
    • 20% off the cost of resources produced by our Rainbow Flag Award partner organisations – see here.
    • Rainbow Flag Award plaque upon completion, and a virtual assembly presentation (if possible).

To enquire about taking part in the Rainbow Flag Award, please email rainbowflagaward@theproudtrust.org, or call 07531 061777.

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Not in Greater Manchester, Cheshire West, Cheshire East, Lancashire or Cumbria? Find your local Rainbow Flag Award delivery organisation here.


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