Here at Quarrydale we are committed to LGBT+ inclusion and to celebrating the talents and success of our LGBT+ community. We promote LGBT History Month every year, with tutor time activities, assemblies and in subject areas. We have run 2 Pride events to enable our LGBT+ students and allies celebrate their diversity. We have raised money for LGBT+ charities, such as Stonewall and Diversity Role Models. In 2019 Quarrydale Academy signed up to the Stonewall School Champions programme and were rewarded for our LGBT support with a Bronze Award. And finally our aim is to do our best to support each individual in the Academy in a way that suits them. For this reason there are a multitude of different clubs (academic, PE based, and just for fun, developing key skills for life and giving varied opportunities that students can become involved in), one of which is an LGBT+ support group (Quarrydale Ambassadors). This provides a space for our LGBT+ students during lunchtimes and gives them a platform for voicing their concerns or suggesting ideas for future projects. We are currently planning an inter-school Pride Event, bringing together LGBT+ young people from across Mansfield and Ashfield.
Please visit the dedicated Ambassadors page (under 'Students') to see some of their work.