Designated LGBT+ Contact
Here at All Saints, we have been given The Rainbow Flag Award for schools and colleges who are committed to providing positive inclusion and visibility to the LGBT+ community. We are proud of our whole school approach to LGBT+ inclusion and are looking to further develop and embed our practice.
Clare Holman-Hobbs, who is part of the Family Support Team, is the All Saints Designated LGBT+ Contact. The purpose of the role is designed to speak with pupils, families and organisations regarding LGBT+ topics, advice and signposting. Clare is also the Senior Mental Health Lead and often talks to children who need a safe and quiet space to talk about their feelings. Clare has worked with lots of children that identify as members of the LGBT+ community and discussed ways in which we can help our school become more inclusive.
Clare went to school during the time when Section 28 was law, where schools were “prohibited from promoting homosexuality” which led to her coming out later in life as bisexual. Clare aims to be a positive LGBT+ role model for children of our school community, with an open door policy for those who wish to discuss gender, sexuality or anything LGBT+. This may include discussing and educating other members of our school community, be it children or families, to help others understand the importance of embracing ourselves and who we are.
Please find below the assembly on LGBT+ History Month that was delivered to the school in February 2023.
In June 2023, we delivered an assembly on Pride Month. Please find the slides below.