3 October 2023

Image of Breaking Barriers: CHS South's Journey to LGBT+ Acceptance

CHS South is overjoyed to announce a significant achievement on our journey towards inclusivity and acceptance. We're delighted to announce that we've not only met but excelled in the first standard, 'Skilled Teachers', of the highly regarded Rainbow Flag Award. This esteemed national framework stands as a beacon of assessment for schools and youth-centred organisations, evaluating their commitment to fostering positive LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and other related identities) inclusion and visibility.


Our entire staff body has wholeheartedly engaged in comprehensive training sessions, equipping themselves with the tools to recognise and proactively address instances of LGBTphobia. Through this education, our team has also honed the ability to communicate with empathy, using language that is not only respectful but also embraces the diversity of LGBT+ identities.


As we stand on the threshold of this significant accomplishment, we do so with a sense of anticipation and eagerness to embark on the next phase of this transformative journey. This milestone marks a steadfast commitment to creating an environment where every individual, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, feels valued, respected, and truly seen.


With great pride, we look forward to the next steps in our Rainbow Flag Award endeavour, knowing that every stride brings us closer to a more inclusive and harmonious community for all. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and passion of our entire CHS South family. Together, we continue to strive for excellence in building a nurturing and accepting educational environment.


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