We've won a Stonewall Award!
We are really pleased to share with you, as we've been waiting to hear back since July - The Halley Academy has won a Stonewall Bronze School Champion award!
A huge well done to everyone involved in making this a wonderful place for LGBT+ staff and students. The certificate is in the post.
To get this award, we've had to submit lots of evidence to show how well we are working to support our LGBT+ young people and to ensure that we are combating homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour in our institution.
I know that the fantastic work will continue to grow because our staff and students are so dedicated. We are also pleased to announce that from January, Holly Beswick will be leading on the LGBT+ work that we do here, so it's in very safe hands.
Thank you for your support.
Bronze doesn't mean that we came third - it's just the first award that we applied for; and we have to go bronze, to go silver, to eventually go gold - so watch this space!