Schools' Showcase Hosted by Arsenal Football Club

“It is two years since I wrote about the LGBT celebration at Stoke Newington School”, writes schools governor Henry Stewart. “A lot has happened since then and that event seems a long time ago. Ofsted inspected the school’s work on homophobia and LGBT equality, pronounced it Outstanding and now promotes the school’s work in its best practice section of its web site. Elly Barnes, the teacher responsible, was rated No. 1 on the Independent’s Pink List of the unsung heroes and heroines who make life as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person better.
“This year’s celebration took place at the Emirates Stadium and has expanded to include more secondary schools, a local primary and a Church of England Secondary*. Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary, spoke at the event stating “we want as many schools as possible to tackle LGBT equality. We want every student to be proud of who they are.”
To read Henry’s full account of this fantastic evening, go here