As an inclusive school, we stand against discrimination in all its forms, this includes teaching about the appropriate use of language; and never allowing the use of language which is racist, sexist, homophobic, or concerns a disability.
At the heart of our teaching is a belief that all children are loved by God, are individually unique and the school has a mission to help each pupil to fulfil their potential in all aspects of their personhood: physically, academically, socially, morally and spiritually. We have a duty to try to remove any factor that might represent a hindrance to a child's fulfilment. We want all pupils to engage in learning in a safe and welcoming ethos. Homophobic bullying, alongside all forms of bullying, is a factor that can inhibit a pupil's ability to feel safe and have a secure foundation for learning so we have a duty to put in measures to combat it.
The 'Valuing all God's Children' document as endorsed by the Archbishop of Canterbury provides the building blocks for our approach and can be found below.