Diversity and LGBTU Inclusion

The Amicus School supports all children to celebrate and explore their individual differences. The inclusion of all students and staff who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or unsure is paramount to our inclusive work.

Students with Special Needs

All students within The Amicus School have Special Educational Needs. We will ensure that all young people receive sex and relationship education, and we will offer provision appropriate to the particular needs of all our students, taking specialist advice where necessary.

Sexual Orientation

We aim to deal sensitively and honesty with issues of sexual orientation, answer appropriate question and offer support. Young people, whatever their sexuality, need to feel that sex and relationship education is relevant to them.

Gender Identity

We deal sensitively with issues of gender identity. The Amicus Community is a supportive and nurturing environment which encourages students to express themselves through involvement in play activities, sports and learning activities which interest them. We actively promote student choice and expression at the forefront of our curriculum and enable students to explore their interests, whatever they may be. Students are able to discuss issues of both gender and sexuality with any member of staff and within their core information students are able to select the pronouns they prefer would prefer staff and students to use within the school.

Ethnic and Cultural Groups

We intend our policy to be sensitive to the needs of different ethnic groups. For some young people it is not culturally appropriate for them to be taught particular items in mixed groups. We will respond to parental requests and concerns.

Further advice and support

Within Amicus we have an LGBTU ambassador. They can be contacted by emailing lgbtu@theamicuscommunity.com

We also work closely with our local charity Allsorts Youth Project. Allsorts is a charity which listens to, supports & connects children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

For more information on Allsorts and the independent advice and support they offer visit:

http://www.allsortsyouth.org.uk

Alternatively we also use resources from Stonewall, a national charity who provide resources to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in education environments and help create more inclusive spaces. More information on Stonewall can be found here:

https://www.stonewall.org.uk