BBC School ReportOur students, making the news

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender history month was in February and is a time that the LGBTQ+ community can celebrate their history with pride. Alderman White’s head teacher, Nicola Caley, said she felt like they should embrace all students in the school, whatever their sexuality .  It is supported through the staff focus group“Celebrating British Values Working Party”.  It is not just Alderman White supporting LGBTQ+; several other schools are also supporting LGBTQ+ as well.

The Alderman White’s Celebrating British Values Working Party focus group decided they should put up posters around the school of famous members of the LGBTQ+ community. The design of these posters is to help students respect and understand the LGBTQ+ community and its history better.

One of our interviewees said, “Schools have a responsibility to support the LGBTQ+ community and it would be surprising if they didn’t”. We asked the focus group if they knew any people in the school who are LGBTQ+ and they said that the world is made up of differences, and “we feel happy to be such a varied school”.

Luke Saunders and Callum Bardill