At Carr Hill High School we understand the importance of creating a safe and inclusive environment for all our staff and students. Due to this, we are continually demonstrating a commitment to improving the lives of all young people we work with through focused initiatives to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) inclusion.
As a school, we have been working with The Proud Trust towards gaining the Rainbow Flag Award - an award which showcases the steps we have taken as a school to protect and celebrate LGBTQ+ students. We also have a Pride Group in school where the student members of the club take an active role in making the school an inclusive space!
The links on this page provide information and support for students, parents and staff.
Pride Rocks is a support and friendship group that meets every Wednesday from 3.10pm - 4pm in Room 13.
Come along and join in, everyone welcome. See Miss Swarbrick for more information.
In School Support
Your Mentor Teacher is your first point of contact, however all staff and your Head of Year will be able to support you or signpost you to the relevant support networks.
Miss Swarbrick and Mr Waller have received Skilled Teacher training from the Rainbow Flag Award.
School Diversity Week
We celebrated our first School Diversity Week at Carr Hill High School on 20th - 25th June to show our appreciation for the LGBTQ+ community and diversity as a whole! The staff and students helped to organise the week and thanks to this, it was a great success!
More info and photos can be seen here - School Diversity Week
The Proud Trust - is the home of LGBT+ youth (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans + other identities such as asexual, intersex, questioning)
Allsorts Youth Project - listen to, connects & supports children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBT+) and their families
Schools Out UK - resources and information
TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation - aims to enhance the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families
Local In-Person Charities and Support Groups
Lancashire LGBT - Our mission is to support LGBTQ+ people to be happier, healthier and better connected
UR Potential - We have a range of groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans children, young people and adults, a group for family member, and we also offer 1 to 1 support
For Parents/Carers of transgender children
Gender Identity Research & Education Society - GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender diverse people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender
The Rainbow Flag Award
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.
As a school we have achieved our Inclusive Curriculum, Student Voice and Skilled Teacher awards. We are working towards gaining the full award in January 2023.