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Rainbow Flag Award

Rainbow Flag Award

The Rainbow Flag Award

Cornerhouse and The Warren Youth Project is proud to be delivering The Rainbow Flag Award to  Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.

The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for primary schools, secondary schools, SEND schools and alternative provisions. We are also delighted to be able to offer the RFA for FE Colleges, Youth Services, Youth Clubs, Uniformed Organisations and other youth focused organisations.

The award focuses on positive 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 effectively challenge and combat LGBTphobic bullying.

Committing your organisation to the Rainbow Flag Award is a commitment to improve the lives of all the young people that you work with, including those that are LGBT+, those from LGBT+ families, and LGBT+ staff members.

For Schools

Through a year-long process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, schools and colleges have access to a variety of training, resources and interventions, helping them meet set standards in each of the following areas:

  • SKILLED TEACHER
  • SUPPORTIVE GOVERNERS AND PARENTS
  • EFFECTIVE POLICIES
  • INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM
  • PASTORAL SUPPORT
  • STUDENT VOICE

What does it cost and what is the commitment?

Primary and other small schools: £795
Secondary schools: £995
Independent schools: £1295

This is for a one-year membership during which you will be supported to complete the award. You will then hold the award for an additional two years (at no extra cost) before being invited to renew it. Membership includes:

  • Two places (one for a member of your Senior Leadership Team) on our starter LGBTQ+ inclusion course.
  • Access to the Members’ Area of the Rainbow Flag Award website where you can access your Rainbow Flag Award Handbook and ‘Creating LGBT+ Inclusive Policies for Schools and Colleges – A Guide’, plus some other starter resources.
  • Access to evidence reviews during the year, where you will receive detailed and constructive feedback on evidence you submit for each of the six Rainbow Flag Award sections.
  • Access to ‘The Rainbow Flag Award Classroom’ – LGBT+ inclusive lessons in all curriculum areas for key stages 1 to 4.
  • Ongoing advice and support via telephone and/or email during the year.
  • 20% off the cost of relevant training, services and resources from Cornerhouse and the Warren.
  • 20% off the cost of resources produced by our Rainbow Flag Award partner organisations – see here.

What are the benefits?

Schools and colleges that take part in the Rainbow Flag Award will be supported to meet:

Their legal requirements to ensure positive LGBT+ inclusion in schools/colleges, and to be effective in tackling LGBTphobic bullying;
The Ofsted requirement for them to be teaching positively about LGBT+ lives;
The requirements of the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum in secondary schools, and Relationships Education in primary schools;
Their moral requirement to meet the needs of all students, including those that are LGBT+.

Download the Rainbow Flag Award Application Form - Schools

Download the Rainbow Flag Award Application Form - Schools

For FE Colleges, Youth Services, Youth Clubs, Uniformed Organisations and other youth focused organisations.

How does it work?

Through a year-long process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, schools have access to a variety of training, resources and interventions, helping them meet set standards in each of the following areas:

  • SKILLED STAFF
  • POSITIVE OUTREACH
  • EFFECTIVE POLICIES
  • INCLUSIVE WELCOME
  • PROACTIVE SUPPORT
  • YOUTH VOICE

Cost:

BAND A: £795 for organisations with 0-15 employees (includes two places on starter training)
BAND B: £1295 for organisations with 16-50 employees (includes three places on starter training)
BAND C: £1895 for organisations with 51-200 employees (includes four places on starter training)
BAND D: £2595 for organisations with 201-500 employees (includes five places on starter training)
BAND E: £3395 for organisations with 501+ employees (includes six places on starter training)

This is for a one-year membership during which you will be supported to complete the award. You will then hold the award for an additional two years (at no extra cost) before being invited to renew it.

Membership includes:

Places on starter LGBT+ inclusion training (see above for training places included)
Access to the Members Area of the Rainbow Flag Award website, containing a Rainbow Flag Award Handbook, detailed information of the training, services, resources and products available from your Rainbow Flag Award delivery organisation, a “Guide to LGBT+ Inclusive Monitoring”, as well as some other starter resources and posters.
Access to LGBT+ positive youth work resources.
20% off the cost of all further training and resources and resources.
Review of your work with detailed feedback.
Ongoing support.

Download the Rainbow Flag Award Application Form - Youth Orgs

Download the Rainbow Flag Award Application Form - Youth Orgs

Rainbow Flag Award Flyer

Rainbow Flag Award Flyer

Supporting Local

While the Rainbow Flag Award is a national framework, delivery is by LGBT+ organisations working with LGBT+ communities in your local area. Cornerhouse and The Warren has a 30 year history of working with LGBT+ young people in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. This means that the content of any training will be up to date and relevant, with the needs and experiences of LGBT+ young people from across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire at the heart of delivery. Any monies generated from this scheme will help fund our vital work with LGBT+ young people locally.

Not in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire? Find your local Rainbow Flag Award delivery organisation here.

For more information about participating in The Rainbow Flag Award, please email rainbowflagaward@wearecornerhouse.org or call us on 01482327044

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