Ensuring Bexley’s secondary schools are inclusive

Bexley news update

Students from secondary schools across the Borough recently came together to promote acceptance of and support for LGBTQ+ young people in schools in Bexley. 

The think tank for secondary LGBTQ+ young people looked at what is currently being done in schools to support LGBTQ+ pupils' wellbeing and what more could be done to make our schools more inclusive.

The think tank sessions, led by the Council’s Public Health team, focussed on social activities including badge making and a quiz, as well as discussions on areas that needed improvement.  

Teachers took part in discussions and looked at simple things that could be put in place in schools including training for parents and carers and improving the information available.

Some of the feedback from students on the think tank are included below.

Year 9 pupil:

It's great to socialise with like-minded people."

Year 12 pupil:

It's important to talk to people who have been through similar issues like gender dysphoria and homophobia."

The think tank is open to all secondary school pupils.