Latest NewsPosted on: 17/06/2022
Schools Diversity Week 2022
BGS is celebrating School Diversity Week 20th-28th June. As part of our efforts to ensure our school environment is a place where every child can realise their potential, we will be joining tens of thousands of pupils and teachers taking part in School Diversity Week to celebrate diversity, inclusion and equality in education.
For example growing up remains unacceptably tough for LGBT+ young people: 40% contemplate suicide, 50% self harm and 96% still hear homophobic remarks. This has a potentially life-long impact on young people’s attainment and wellbeing.
Alongside our anti bullying and safeguarding policies, taking part in School Diversity Week is an important way of actively embodying our school aims and supporting diversity at its widest.
We share a vision of an inclusive school environment where every young person can be themselves and thrive. It is a chance to explain to all our students the importance of diversity in the world we are preparing them for. Under the Equality Act 2010 we have a legal obligation to promote understanding about diversity, inclusion and equality and in addition challenge prejudice.
We will be welcoming, virtually and in person, a range of speakers; including speakers from Solutions not Sides and the charity Just Like Us and the Diversity and Inclusion Prefect team will be leading a range of activities related to ally ship.