Stonewall School Champions
Primary school children come from a variety of backgrounds and families. Celebrating and acknowledging different families is crucial to make all children feel welcome and enable them to learn how to value those who are different.
Children prosper academically and developmentally in classrooms where they feel welcome and safe. Unfortunately, hurtful language is very commonplace in primary schools. Three quarters of primary school teachers report hearing the word “gay” being used as an insult or to mean that something is rubbish.
This sort of homophobic language can affect any students perceived as different including, boys who apply themselves academically, girls who “behave like boys” and kids with gay parents.
Our partnership with Stonewall helps us to celebrate different families and address homophobic language in the classroom.