PRIDE in Inclusion Award

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I just wanted to thank you for organising the celebration event and accrediting our school with such high praise. The children (and teachers) had a brilliant time! I also wanted to say what a difference being part of your award has made to our school and children. The language of acceptance and respect flows seamlessly through all aspects of school life and children can talk with confidence about why it is so important. Our goal is always to use our curriculum in a way which arms our children with the knowledge and understanding to make their own informed choices in life; through the guidance of gaining the award, everyone in school is much more well-equipped to speak out about injustice, love and the value of world where everyone is different but equal. We have even begun to change a few perceptions in our wider school community which in itself is a minor miracle! This work will continue to play a major part in our curriculum moving forward. Headteacher in the North West

Hear participating organsations educating and celebrating on BBC Radio Manchester 18th Sept 2018

  • Educate & Celebrate are experts in transforming organisations into LGBT+Friendly places. The team are all experienced trainers lead by our CEO Dr Elly Barnes MBE who began developing the Award Programme in 2005 in her school in Hackney, London
  • We will work in partnership with you for 12 months to support you through the change process. The Programme includes training for staff, leadership and management teams, governors, trustees and boards; reviewing policies; developing LGBT+ inclusive language and curriculum; increasing visibility in the environment; engaging the community in positive change through events and PRIDE Networks
  • When you register we will send you an action plan, timeline of activities and targets to evidence. Your Award lead will be responsible for collating evidence for each of the criteria and will ensure sustainability throughout and beyond the duration of the programme
  • On completion of the programme your organisation will be awarded with a framed certificate and a logo to use on your publicity in recognition of your status and continued membership with Educate & Celebrate

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Over the 12 month programme you have access to:

  • 2 CPD days for two Award Leads
  • Delivery of a staff meeting by our experienced trainers
  • A PRIDE Book collection for your library and classrooms
  • Merchandise and display materials
  • Free access to our resources
  • 2 face-to-face visits from one of our experienced trainers
  • Facilitation of a PRIDE Network
  • An action plan, timeline of activities targets to achieve throughout the 12 months
  • Participation in our regional competitions and activities
  • Participation in a PRIDE march
  • Participation in our PRIDE Network Conference
  • Phone and email support throughout


Some of our Award Schools 

Heaven knows we need our schools to be safe, there is so much that is unsettled and uncertain in life that we need to be certain that when young people come into schools they know what they’re coming into is safe, secure and non threatening so they can be who they want to be without challenge, questions or ridiculed about their sexual orientation or gender identity. What you’ve done in this work with Educate & Celebrate is that you’ve raised the schools that you work in to a point where more children and potentially all children are emotionally safe and secure 

Phil Hodgson Strategic Lead Support and Development at Durham City Council