At Oakfield our school ethos is:
- Respect and Kindness – We respect each other through words and actions
- Be Safe – We help each other through what we say and do
- Express Ourselves – We treat each other fairly and equally
- Celebrate Achievement – We celebrate what we can do and help each other to achieve
Every learner and staff member is equal and we want everyone to receive the support that they need to be happy and successful.
As part of our LGBTQ+ support and developments we want every member of our school community to be proud to be themselves and show respect and kindness to others.
We offer support to all learners in our school community around LGBTQ+, whether they identify as being in the LGBTQ+ community or otherwise.
This support is coordinated by Mr L Hunt - Deputy Head Teacher
How to access support:
If you need support with any issues, you can always speak to Mr. Hunt or your pastoral manager
Attend the support group
You can receive support from other members of our LGBTQ+ community
LGBTQ+ Support Group
If you want to speak to other students from our LGBTQ+ community or would like to speak to a staff member about LGBTQ+ and how you are feeling, then please come to the intervention room during identified form times where Mr. Hunt other learners will be meeting to discuss issues and support.
This group is a LGBTQ+ group – it is a great way to make new friends and be yourself
Support Services and Links:
Albert Kennedy Trust
Support if you’re young, LGBTQ and are homeless or are living in a hostile environment.
Call: 0161 228 3308
Spectrum (formally Brook, The Shine and Barnardo's sexual health service)
Advice and support on sex, relationships, contraception, condoms, STIs. Based in The Galleries in Wigan and Leigh Health Centre.
Call 01942 483188
Visit Spectrum (external link).
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
CAMHS is here for all young people aged up to 18 and can help you with any problems or worries you might have. We will take your concerns seriously and will keep your information as confidential as possible.
Call: 01942 775400 (8.30 - 5pm Mondays to Thursdays, 8.30 - 4pm Fridays)
Advice on anything that's worrying you.
Call: 0800 11 11
Like Childline, you can talk to the Samaritans about any worries or concerns you might have. They are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call: 116 123
You can also email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org