We are PROUD to be a Stonewall school champion.
Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) language and bullying are widespread in UK secondary schools, affecting young people's well-being as well as their attendance and attainment.
In UHS, the Autumn 2017 bullying survey stated that 7% of students that have been bullied were bullied due to their sexuality, or perceived sexuality. UHS is PROUD to work strongly with stonewall and anti-bullying charities and since our partnership in 2016, this has dropped steadily from 15.6%. Bullying itself has also dropped significantly, with 39% of pupils stating they had never been bullied in 2016, and 62% of students in 2018.
LGBT History Month
Every year, our students support LGBT history month through active learning, debates and activities in Citizenship and PSHE. Across the school, posters and displays are on show throughout February and a special assembly also takes place celebrating equal rights and promoting an understanding of LGBT history.
Throughout classrooms, corridors and house rooms, posters show information on LGBT matters, ensuring that students are kept aware of issues regarding inclusion and democratic values. Our students are PROUD to be part of an inclusive school, and this is reflected in their attitudes and values every day.