Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion

During Pride month in June, our pupils and staff showed support for the LGBTQ+ community in a rainbow-themed dress up day, fundraising for Just Like Us, a charity supporting LGBT+ young people. 

The Lancing community is proudly diverse and literally cosmopolitan, with students of over 40 nationalities travelling here to study every year. To help celebrate this fact and further support pupils from traditionally marginalised groups in society, Lancing has embarked on a diversity and inclusion project. There are many strands to this, but amongst the most important has been the establishment this year of pupil Diversity and Inclusion Champions within each House to encourage student voice and representation.

Academic Heads of Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion During Pride month in June, our pupils and staff showed support for the LGBTQ+ community in a rainbow-themed dress up day, fundraising for Just Like Us, a charity supporting LGBT+ young people. Assistant Head (Pastoral) Department have conducted curriculum reviews and updates, to ensure that the historical treatment of marginalised groups is understood, and that their vibrant contemporary contribution to society is highlighted in context.

These and many other elements of the project have been informed and underpinned by an annual survey of attitudes and behaviours in our school, based on the work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, that aims to give a barometer of our progress with this crucial issue.

Andrew Chappell, Assistant Head (Pastoral)