(function(w,d,s,l,i){w[l]=w[l]||[];w[l].push({'gtm.start': new Date().getTime(),event:'gtm.js'});var f=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0], j=d.createElement(s),dl=l!='dataLayer'?'&l='+l:'';j.async=true;j.src= 'https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtm.js?id='+i+dl;f.parentNode.insertBefore(j,f); })(window,document,'script','dataLayer','GTM-P5XQVQT'); Skip to main content

Hugh Baird College recognised with LGBT+ Award for creating a safe and supportive environment

Hugh Baird College and University Centre are proud to announce that they have been awarded the full Rainbow Flag Award in recognition of their LGBT+ inclusion work.

The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for educational providers. The award focuses on positive LGBT+ inclusion and visibility.

To receive the award, the College was required to provide evidence of its work in six crucial areas: skilled teacher, supportive parents and governors, effective policies, an inclusive curriculum, pastoral support, and student’s voice.

Recent examples of the College’s LGBT+ inclusion efforts include the addition of LGBT+ awareness sessions, the celebration of LGBT+ events and the provision of pastoral care for LGBT+ students through the College’s student support team.

Janine Hopewell, Health & Wellbeing Co-Ordinator said: “We are truly humbled to have attained the Rainbow Flag Award through The Proud Trust. The journey has helped our College in creating a dynamic environment that celebrates LGBT+ inclusion and visibility. However, our work continues as we strive to maintain a safe and happy environment for everyone who works and studies at Hugh Baird College.”

“As an LGBT+ student I feel that the college is doing everything to ensure we feel celebrated, and safe to be ourselves.”- Hugh Baird College student

Those wishing to find out more about the College’s LGBT+ commitment and community, can do so via their website at www.hughbaird.ac.uk/lgbtq