We are delighted to announce that Winstanley College has been awarded the Champion badge by Stonewall, Europe’s largest lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) charity.
The Champion badge recognises that the college is committed to tacking homophobic bullying and making college a place where all students and staff are accepted without exception – championing diversity and celebrating difference.
Excitingly, the college’s Assistant Principal Debbie Owen is also working with Stonewall to help them develop criteria for the new college awards which be in place from January 2020. Previously Bronze, Silver and Gold awards have been limited to schools.
Debbie said; ‘for many years we have worked to promote diversity and make college a safe and welcoming place for all and it’s nice to have this recognised officially through the Stonewall Champion badge. In the coming months myself, our equality and diversity team, along with the Student Union and LGBT society will enjoy working with Stonewall to help set the criteria for college awards.’