At Witton-le-Wear Primary School, we treat everyone equally and fairly regardless of…
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We believe that all pupils have an equal right to develop and achieve their potential. Equality of opportunity underpins the school curriculum and the work of the school. Children at Witton-le-Wear Primary are treated as individuals with their own abilities, difficulties, attitudes, backgrounds and experiences.
Educate and Celebrate
This year, we’ve had the brilliant opportunity to be involved in the ‘Educate and Celebrate’ Best Practice Programme, which aims to ‘transform schools and organisations into LGBT+ Friendly places, creating a safe environment for staff, students, governors and parents to thrive and achieve, enabling everyone to be themselves without fear of discrimination.’ The aim of the programme is very simple – to stamp out any form of homophobic or transphobic bullying by educating children about LGBT issues, using stories, assemblies, the curriculum – any way we can. The programme is approved and supported by Durham Council and many primary and secondary schools in the area have already completed it.
These are not fixed and often change and are updated over time.
- Lesbian – females who fancy females
- Gay – males who fancy males (also means females who fancy females)
- Bisexual – fancying two genders, one of which is the same as your own
- Asexual – having all forms of attraction just not sexual attraction
- Heterosexual – males who fancy females and females who fancy males
- Pansexual – fancying all genders
- Sex – the biological gender assigned at birth
- Trans/Transgender – someone who identifies as a different gender to what is assigned on their birth certificate
- Cisgender – someone who identifies as the same gender to what is assigned on their birth certificate
- Intersex – someone who is born with various combinations of male and female chromosomes, hormones and/or genitalia
- Gender-fluid – someone for whom gender is not fixed
- Non-binary – someone who doesn’t identify as male or female
We have worked hard through the year and invite you to view some of our work and activities