Rainbow Flag Award

Funded by the Government Equalities Office, via the Department for Education

The Rainbow Flag Award is a quality assurance framework for schools, primary and secondary. Through a process of self assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, schools will determine how well they are providing safe and supportive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) students, taking a whole school approach. The award will focus on six key areas:

Red– Skilled Teachers

Orange – Supportive Governors and Parents

Yellow – Effective Policies

Green – Inclusive Curriculum

Blue – Pastoral Support

Violet – Pupil Voice

Schools are encouraged to implement change and make improvements in each area where individual colour badges are available, with a full Rainbow Flag Award badge being presented upon satisfactory standards being met in all areas. DISC will support 54 schools to achieve the award contributing to our partnership total of 250.

The project is led by The Proud Trust, Manchester in conjunction with our other national partners Allsorts Youth Project, Sussex and the Kite Trust, Cambridgeshire.

Proud Trust     All sorts youth projectThe Kite Trust