Two teachers are real champions
TWO KINLOCHLEVEN High School teachers have taken part in the Stonewall Scotland School Champions programme, which aims to create ‘a safe and welcoming learning environment for pupils of all backgrounds’.
Michelle Du Preez and Chloe Putton volunteered for the event which tackles homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) language and bullying, which is said to be widespread in UK schools affecting young people’s ‘ well-being as well as their attendance and attainment’.
Kinlochleven head teacher Rebecca Machin said: ‘Apart from this being the right thing to do, research shows that secondary schools which take an active, positive approach to tackling HBT language and bullying get the best results.
‘Celebrating difference and tackling bullying helps to promote an environment for students that is conducive to optimal learning and development.
‘ We know that bullying of all kinds can have a profoundly damaging impact on young people’s secondary school experience. I am very proud of my staff for taking this on board and working together to make sure that this does not happen at Kinlochleven High.’
Michelle Du Preez and Chloe Putton who took part in the Stonewall Scotland School Champions programme.