Hylands School is celebrating School Diversity and World Wellbeing Week 21- 25 June 2021.
The focus of the week is celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) equality in education. Our school community is diverse in many ways, and this is just one of them. Growing up is really difficult for LGBT+ young people: LGBT+ young people are twice as likely to feel lonely and worry daily about mental health than their peers. This has a potentially life-long impact on how well they do in school and in life.
We want to make sure that every child in our school reaches their potential and does their best. It’s also important to prepare young people for the world beyond school, which is a very diverse place. One way we are going to do this is by taking part in School Diversity Week, along with hundreds of thousands of pupils across the UK.
We want to make Hylands a school where no one has to experience bullying. Teaching young people about being LGBT+ is included in the Equality Act 2010 and the new PSHE (personal and social health education) & RSHE (relationships and sexual health education) curriculums.
School Diversity Week, organised by the charity Just Like Us (justlikeus.org), was launched with the support of the Government Department for Education.
If you have any questions or want to find out more, please get in touch with our Diversity Officer by emailing email@example.com.
Please see documents below for some more information: