Higham Lane School Scoops `Best Practice Award'

Higham Lane School has received a `Best Practice Award' for its work on promoting social justice and treating everyone equally and fairly.

We are the first school in Warwickshire to work with the charity `Educate & Celebrate', who are experts in transforming schools and organisations into Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) and friendly places.

This will create a safe environment for staff and students to thrive and achieve, enabling everyone to be themselves without fear of discrimination.

The charity was founded seven years ago by Elly Barnes MBE following her ground-breaking work in London schools.

The award, supported by the Government Equalities Office and Department for Education, is a result of all activities led by Mrs Mitchell, Subject Leader for CPSHEE (Citizenship, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education), which include staff training sessions and assemblies, as well as work carried out by students in CPSHEE lessons.

Mrs Mitchell, along with Assistant Headteacher Miss Fern, were presented with the award at the Educate & Celebrate awards evening, held in Birmingham on July 11.

Below, CEO and founder of Educate and Celebrate, Elly Barnes MBE, hands over the Best Practice Award to Miss Fern and Mrs Mitchell at the charity's presentation evening.