LGBTQ+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning. The “plus” represents people who identify as other genders or have other sexual identities.

At Prospect House we celebrate that our children come from different families. Like many other schools in the UK, we know some children have a mum and dad, some children have two mums or two dads, some children have one parent, some live with grandparents and some may live with other family members or carers. Despite the large variety of families we have, every family has one thing in common and that is LOVE!

Many children will know relatives, family friends or neighbours who identify as LGBTQ+. It is important to us at Prospect House that we represent the different families we have within our community.

Aside from our moral responsibility, it is also our statutory duty to teach children about different families and relationships and therefore all primary schools in England are expected to teach Relationships Education. In teaching Relationships Education we ensure that the needs of all pupils are appropriately met, and that all pupils understand the importance of equality and respect. We ensure that all of our teaching is sensitive and age appropriate in approach and content.

Our library is stocked with books that represent different family structures and some of the texts we use within our English lessons feature an LGBT character. All children are encouraged to talk positively about their own and each other’s families and the school does not tolerate any homophobic, biphobic or transphobic language.

We are proud to be forward thinking and accepting of all families, to help our children mature into positive role models and global citizens.

Below are some useful links if you would like to know more, including some books suitable for all children.


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