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Inclusion

Everton Free School is an inclusive school. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender students and staff should know that as an organisation, we treat you with respect. We are committed to ensuring that anyone who identifies as LGBTQ is treated fairly and has the same opportunities as anyone else.

We understand that for young students who think they may be LGBTQ it can often feel like you are alone and have no support, but at Everton Free School, our staff are trained to listen to you and offer support and talk to you about any questions concerning sexual orientation or gender identity and will listen to you respectfully, without judgement.

As a school we celebrate the LGBTQ community and have our Diversity Week. This includes our Diversity day on the Friday where our students take part in workshops and activities to educate and celebrate. Students have found these days positive and informative.

Everton Free School is committed to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people (LGBTQ) experience a safe, inclusive and nurturing education. As part of this we take homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying very seriously. This is detailed in the school’s bullying policy.

As part of our PSHE curriculum we explore relationships and feel it is important that we do not just discuss the generic family. It is important for our students to see that families can come in all shapes and sizes. We also make sure that all of our lessons are LGBTQ inclusive to make sure all of our students feel comfortable and included.

As a school we use the SHARP system. The SHARP System allows young people to report any incidents which occur within the school and local community anonymously and without fear. It also gives them a chance to ask for support anonymously. Students do not have to leave their information if they choose not to unless they require help. The link can be found on our website.

Should you or a friend or family member wish to find out information on your own, below we have included links to a number of LGBTQ organisations.

Gyro LGBT+ Youth

Mind out

Sefton Youth

The Proud Trust

YPAS

Stonewall

Mermaids

Barnardos

Supporters

Department for Education CEOP Everton in the Community Everton FC Premier League Michael Causer Foundation The Sharp System Peel Ports Group Ofsted Parent View The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Spirit Foundation Warwick Wealth