Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity

We over the moon to announce that Lawrence House School has been awarded the Bronze – Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education Award  from Leeds Beckett University.
This is a very prestigious award from the University’s Carnegie School for Education – Centre for LBGTQ+ Inclusion in Education. 
The award included assessment over 8 key competencies; 
• Leadership & Development
• Governance
• Professional Learning & Development
• Curriculum
• The Physical Environment
• The Emotional Environment: Promoting Wellbeing with Parents & Carers
• Working in Partnership With Students
• Working in Partnership with Parents, Carers & Community Organisations
We received some great comments for the work which has been taking place within the school and education;  
  • “equality and diversity as being a core part of the school ’s culture and part of their agenda”
  • “Staff are trained in this area and adopt a ‘ready not reactive’ approach to LGBTQ+ inclusion”
  • “The physical environment is something that stands out as an example of how the school is committed to LGBT+ inclusion”
  • “The use of the resources as part of introducing LGBTQ+ across the curriculum and beyond RSE is excellent – Lawrence House should be proud of the way it is usualising LGBTQ+ identities in this way.”
  • “The team should be incredibly proud of their work in this area, they truly believe in LGBTQ+ inclusion and this is clear across the school.”
If you would like to read more please see the information flyer and feedback report below. 
Thanks for everyone’s continued support.

 

 

Single  Equality Statement

Lawrence House School is a place where every person has the right to be themselves and belong to an environment which is safe and happy. Everyone at our school is equal and should be treated with respect.

As a school, we are committed to creating a culture of respect, where different and disparate views are encouraged and in keeping with the ethos of the school, is of benefit to all students.

Part of our responsibilities to you as the parents/carers of our students is to provide a safe place for our young people to learn and as a measure of our commitment to you we challenge all discrimination and aim to provide positive information about different groups of people, including LGBTQ people, which is non-stereotyping.  We have a clear anti-bullying policy that deals with all types of bullying, including bullying based on faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation.

 All students will eventually take their place in the wider world where they will come into contact with a diverse range of people and as part of that wider community they will meet people with different attitudes and beliefs.   At Lawrence House School we hope that students will continue to apply the lessons learnt around promoting respect and equality across all protected characteristics, including sexual orientation and gender identity, and preparing students for life in diverse 21st Century Britain.

LGBTQ

Lawrence House School adheres to the Liverpool GYRO manifesto for LGBTQ+ young people in schools called Teach the Teachers.

LHS is currently working towards the ground-breaking award to recognise our schools’ commitment to addressing LGBTQ issues being run by Leeds Beckett University.   LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education Award mark gives the schools a research-informed framework for LGBTQ inclusion.  The quality mark will also ensure we are in fulfilment of the Public Sector Equality Duty of the 2010 Equality Act.  Evidence of LHS taking part in the award demonstrates a deep commitment to working towards excellent practice by LGBTQ+ Inclusion a part of our core business.

Meet our LGBT Ambassadors:

Hi, my name is Alec and I’m a Therapeutic Practitioner at Lawrence House and I am also one of the LGBT+ representatives!
I am a bisexual Transgender man who is active within the LGBT+ community! I am always open to listening and talking when needed! 
I would be happy to visit you to talk or talk via email!
Hi! my name is Tiara. I have worked for QPC since September 2021 at Nzuri House.   Before working at Nzuri I was a DJ and performer in Liverpool’s LGBTQI+ venues for 21 years.   I decided it was time for a change, so here I am! and I’m loving it!
I am really passionate about LGBTQI+ (Queer) people and the issues we face and the culture that has been created by generations of Queer people. As a Trans Woman, I am very aware of the difficulties faced by LGBTQI+ people. I would like to invite you all, both young people and staff to feel free to come and say Hi! If you have any issues or questions about anything LGBTQI+ or equality and diversity-related I’d be happy to help.   see ya’ll soon!!
.T. xx