Mermaids

2nd November 2017

Today, a member of the 'Mermaids' team will be in Highfield to provide workshops with our pupils taking part in a range of activities focussing on gender,stereotypes,and antibullying matters.
The overall purpose of the work of this company is to reduce the incidence of HBT bullying in primary and secondary schools in England by supporting schools to prevent and respond to HBT bullying.

The Alliance aims to support schools to 
*prevent HBT bullying from happening in the first place
*effectively respond to HBT bullying when it does occur
*create an inclusive school environment for LGBT pupils and families.

Glossary of terms;

LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans

HBT: Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic

HBT Bullying: Bullying that is, or is deemed to be, motivated by someone's actual or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

We look forward to working alongside Jan Sampson wo ran a training session for our staff before half term and we welcome her once again into HMS today.