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Rainbow Flag Award

At Willow Tree Primary School, we believe that everyone is equal and should be treated with respect and kindness. Celebrating different families and tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is crucial to making the whole school community feel welcome, and accepted for who they are. This is why, as a school, we have decided to participate in the Rainbow Flag Award. This award enables schools to effectively combat and prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transphobic bullying (LGBT phobic bullying).

The Rainbow Flag Award, led by Miss Preston and Mrs Scholes, will encourage a whole school approach in order to help tackle LGBT bullying and promote LGBT inclusion.

The Rainbow Flag Award is a quality assurance framework for schools. 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 an age appropriate 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 

Using our age appropriate curriculum we aim to ensure that our children have the right language and feel confident to talk to each other, staff and their families. We have a moral duty to ensure that we promote equality for all, which is supported in law by the 2010 Equalities Act.

If you would like further information or support, please contact school to speak to either Mrs Scholes or Miss Preston.

We are working in partnership with The Proud Trust; if you would like to explore their services please click the link.


If you would like further support for yourself or for your children regarding any of the topics outlined above there are a number of national and local charities who can support you.

These are:

Mermaids Helpline
Support around gender identity/being trans.
Tel: 0844 334 0550
Mobile: 0344 334 0550


Salford LGBT Support


42nd Street
Inside Out: Support LGBTQ+ Young People
Tel: 0161 228 7321