Mo Wiltshire, Director of Education at Stonewall, said: ‘It’s vital children learn about and celebrate diversity at all ages, and we work closely with schools, providing training and support to help them do this.
‘Schools that strive to create inclusive environments do so because they know the benefits this has for the whole school community. Not only do children feel able to talk about who they are and who their families are, this approach also teaches children the invaluable lesson of acceptance, reducing the likelihood of bullying in the long run.
‘We work closely with many faith schools and faith communities around the country to help them deliver LGBT-inclusive education to children and young people.
‘We’re pleased Parkfield Community School has reaffirmed its commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all its pupils and we’re also pleased that it’s planning more conversations with parents and the wider community to resolve concerns, because the support of the community is essential in creating this inclusive approach.’