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College Champions programme

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Colleges that take part in Stonewall's courses automatically receive Stonewall College Champion status

College Champions programme

All you need to do to become a Stonewall School & College Champion is complete this form. Your year's membership costs £200 plus VAT, and includes access to our online training, your application to the Stonewall School & College Champion Awards, use of our members only resources, ongoing support from our experienced team, and much more.

Why does it matter?

  • 45% of LGBT young people have experienced homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying
  • 45% of LGBT young people never tell anyone when they are bullied for being LGBT
  • 90% of secondary school teachers say children and young people regardless of their sexual orientation experience homophobic bullying
  • 64% of trans pupils are bullied at school or college

 

Key benefits

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It was interesting and engaging. I now feel better prepared to deal with issues in a structured and knowledgeable way.
Year 9 teacher

Why become a College Champion?

Training

We’re proud to offer a range of training options for you. Our online courses build on the content of our popular day courses and offer a cost effective, flexible way for you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to support the students in your college. These courses are available at a discounted rate for members.

 

Resources

You’ll receive a free pack of our most popular posters and stickers when you become a School & College Champion or renew your membership. Throughout the year, you’ll get priority access to exclusive new education resources tailored for colleges. From best practice guidance and policy support to the lesson packs created by one of our qualified teachers, there’s plenty to choose from.

Bespoke support

Our expert education team will be on hand to provide bespoke support throughout the year. For more than 30 years Stonewall have been working to create a world where all children and young people have access to an LGBT inclusive education, so you can trust that we know what best practice looks like. We’ll be there when you need us to help you with questions and challenges, no matter how big or small.

Best practice

You’ll become part of a national family of schools & colleges leading the way in celebrating difference. When you become a member you can use the School & College Champions logo on your website and letterheads, access of extensive library of education resourcesbenefit from termly newsletters and our bespoke support service. You can share your successful LGBT inclusive work with other schools and colleges through our case studies and at our education events.

College Champion Awards

All School & College Champions based in England are able to apply for a Stonewall School & College Champion Award. Use the awards framework to benchmark your college’s work and continue to develop your best practice approach as you work towards Bronze, Silver or Gold. Make sure you celebrate your college’s achievements with your exclusive Bronze, Silver or Gold Award logo and certificate.

Stonewall School & College Role Model Visits

At Stonewall we know the importance of visible role models, especially for young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people who do not feel that they are represented in everyday life. This is why we think it’s important to share the experiences of LGBT people from a wide range of different backgrounds. Our members can access our growing range of role model videos.