Rainbow Flag Award

The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for all schools and colleges, focusing on LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities) inclusion and visibility. The Rainbow Flag award encourages a whole organisation approach to LGBT+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to combat LGBTphobic bullying. 

We are delighted to announce that we were awarded the full flag status in December 2018!    We are happy to say that we are now a fully Rainbow School!

Our preliminary work towards this award began in the Summer Term 2017 when all staff and all Year 4 pupils completed online surveys to find out how we were doing with tackling issues such as homophobic bullying. We are committed to making the most of training opportunities to ensure best practice across the curriculum and throughout the school to continue to build on our strengths as an inclusive school.

In October 2017 we invited Action Transport Theatre to our school to perform 'Happily Ever After'. We last experienced this play two years ago when we tookYear 5/6 pupils to see the play. We love the way powerful messages can be shared in an engaing way through drama and this time chose to include all our Key Stage 2 pupils.

In November 2017 we produced an action plan to inform our work over the coming year, and three members of our staff went on a day's training session with The Proud Trust.  We are delighted to hear that, as a result of this day, our school has been accepted to work towards achieving the rainbow flag award!

During this month, we have also introduced the book Alien Nation by Matty Donaldson to all of our pupils.  The link to our anti-bullying work carried out during October was strong, and the book has helped us embed the message:

                         All Different                     All Equal


We held our first Pride in our Work coffee morning in July 2018.  Thank you for supporting our event.  We loved the following photos:


The following websites give us information to support our work:

The Proud Trust

The Rainbow Flag Award

Alien Nation by Matty Donaldson

Schools Out UK

Young People's Voices


Allsorts Youth Project

Sex Education Forum

You may enjoy these mini films:

Love Has No Labels

In A Heartbeat


Our Summer 2017+ Training Record

Level One Event - Promoting Diversity and Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools: Kath Lloyd and Sue Finch

Alien Nation Book Launch: Bev Marsh and Sue Finch

LGBT+ Training: Kathleen Spain and Lucy Tappin

LGBT+ Training and action planning: Laura Taylor, Kathleen Spain, Sue Finch

Inclusive Policies: Kathleen Spain and Sue Finch, 25th January 2018

Basic Awareness Training delivered by Proud Trust for all staff, 6th February 2018

Working with trans and gender non-conforming young people: Tracy Phillips, 27th February 2018

Parents and Governors meeting: Sue Mayers, Jenny Farrall, Lisa Hughes, Laura Taylor, Kathleen Spain, Sue Finch, 23rd May 2018

Trans Positive Education in Primary Schools, June 2019: Tracy Phillips, Bethany Smethurst

Faith in Yourself- A space to explore what it's like to be LGBT+ and have a religion, faith or belief, November 2019: Tracy Phillips, Bethany Smethurst.



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Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224