Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender or Queer*

Pupils at West Vale Academy come from a variety of backgrounds and families. We celebrate equality and diversity through a range of PSHE activities and through cross-curricular links with other subjects. Celebrating different families and tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is crucial to making all children feel welcome, and enabling them to learn to accept others for who they are.

*Please note that there is an asterisk on LGBTQ as we are aware that there are other definitions of this.


In school, we talk about and teach about all kinds of families. Our children know that each family in our school looks different, as do families around our local area and around Britain and the world. We teach about families during lessons, assemblies and celebrations using a variety of age-appropriate resources, including quality texts and videos.

Further Reading

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