Join 100's of schools who are on their journey to LGBT+ inclusion through our pioneering Award Programme created through research by our CEO, Dr Elly Barnes MBE in 2010

Described as 'innovative and visionary' in 2016 by Ofsted, the celebrated programme has guided 100's of nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and University nationally and internationally to successfully embed gender identity and sexual orientation

  • Do you need guidance to know where to start?
  • Do you need help to make long term sustainable change?

Our highly skilled and experienced trainers will support you through the change process. All our trainers have led the Award Programme in their own schools and have gone on to work with many more, making them  equipped to share their extensive knowledge and strategies with you.

Over the 12-month programme you receive:
  • Phone, Email, Webinar, Online, Facebook and WhatsApp support
  • One-to-one coaching & mentoring sessions with your lead teachers
  • Data collected from staff and pupils throughout to inform interventions
  • Bespoke training for Governors and Leadership Teams
  • Online training for all staff – we send you a register of attendees and all accompanying resources can be downloaded during the webinar
  • A PRIDE Book collection for your library and classrooms
  • Merchandise, classroom resources and promotional materials
  • Free access to premium resources in our MEMBERS ONLY AREA
  • The facilitation of a PRIDE Youth Network with mentoring for your lead teacher and networking opportunities for pupils
  • An Action Plan and targets in the five core areas of Training, Policy, Curriculum, Environment and Community to achieve your Bronze, Silver or Gold Award
  • Participation in our activities, events and competitions
  • Participation in our annual PRIDE Youth Network Conference

Data from initial staff meetings in 2019-20 showed a:
– 36% increase in confidence to be LGBT+ inclusive in lessons
– 80% increase in confidence talking to parents 
– 30% increase in confidence talking to students

Register here

Pride in Inclusion award for all schools worldwide


£1,200 (to be delivered online over 12 months for the Bronze Award)

Renew your Award or Upgrade to Silver or Gold


Our PRIDE in Inclusion Award lasts for two years. To maintain your best practice in LGBT+ Inclusion status please do contact: for your renewal or upgrade programme.

Logo for John Lyon's Charity, London

Thanks to John Lyon’s Charity, we have funded places for schools in Hammersmith & Fulham, Brent, Westminster and Ealing.

‘I want to say how fantastic Elly has been to bring about a complete transformation of our school. The Educate & Celebrate programme in our school has enabled LGBT people, staff and pupils to talk about issues’

“I am just emailing to pass on my wholehearted support for the Educate and Celebrate curriculum program adopted by Chad Vale. As a parent at the school, I consider it to be the school’s (and my own!) duty to prepare my children for life in an ever-changing, constantly diversifying 21st century Britain. I want my children, and their friends, to know that there is no such thing as ‘normal’ or ‘right’, and that to accept and value others who may appear to be different to oneself is an unquestioning attribute of a fair and just society.” (YR/1 Parent)