Chadwell Primary School is Proud to be a Stonewall School Champion!

 

For the last two years, Chadwell has worked closely with the LGBT (lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual) charity, Stonewall, on their primary school programme. We have taken part in lots of fun activities and whole school projects which cover the following topics:

 

  • We tackle homophobic language and other prejudice based language Children are taught what the words lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender mean, and how they should be used in the correct context. This is done in an age-appropriate way through story books, such as ‘The Sissy Duckling’ and ‘And Tango Makes Three’, and through discussion with the older pupils. Unfortunately words such as ‘gay’ are commonly used by children in a derogatory way, especially in the playground, and as a school, it is our duty to tackle all forms of bullying against all groups of people so as to promote tolerance and respect.

 

  • We discuss different family structures Children are taught that there are different family structures in society. They learn that children might have a mum and dad, mum and stepdad, dad and stepmum, mum and mum, dad and dad, mum, dad, aunt and uncle etc. It is important that a child who has what might be seen by some as a ‘non-traditional’ family structure does not feel excluded in school life.

We are proud of all of the work we have done to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language, and we are proud to be an inclusive, accepting school.

Click on the links below for more information on the following:

Our whole school projects

‘Whole School Projects’ word document  

Inclusive story books

‘Stonewall Primary Book List’ pdf document

The LGBT charity Stonewall

Could this link to the Stonewall website which is http://www.stonewall.org.uk/

What the government and Ofsted require primary schools to teach regarding LGBT issues

‘Government and Ofsted Guidance’ word document

Why do we need to challenge homophobia in primary schools?

‘Teachers’ Report 2014’ pdf document