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Beattock and Moffat Academy Cluster


Gender Sexual Orientation Alliance/Pupil Equality Group Networking

Two pupils from each school in D+G were invited to attend the Gender Sexual Orientation Alliance/Pupil Equality Group Networking event at Dumfries college on Monday 24th February 2020.   
The event was hosted by LGBT Youth Scotland in partnership with D+G Council's Time for Inclusive Education Steering Group.  
The purpose of the event was to bring together pupils from GSA's and Pupil Equality Groups across the region to participate in workshop and networking sessions to share experiences and learning.  
Moffat Academy was the first school in D+G to achieve the Silver LGBT charter award and currently has an active Pupil Equality group in the secondary who are working towards the Gold LGBT charter. The Pupil Equality Group aims to raise awareness and promote inclusion. 

Silver LGBTQI  School Charter Award

Moffat Academy is the first and only school in Dumfries and Galloway to have achieved the LGBT Schools Charter at Silver level. Moffat Academy is sector leading in equality and inclusion.

Aim: The LGBT Charter of Rights ensures that staff and students in the Moffat community are included, valued and supported. The purpose of achieving this award is to ensure all young people feel happy, safe, respected and included in the school environment as per the guidance set out in Curriculum for Excellence and GIRFEC.

“Moffat Academy took a very thorough approach to their journey towards their Silver LGBT Charter, effectively integrating, LGBT issues and identities across the whole school. Their Silver LGBT Charter Award is very well deserved and I’m delighted that they have achieved it” Kerry Riddell, LGBT Youth Scotland

“Moffat Academy was a particular stand out submission, demonstrating clear, simple and effective leadership, youth involvement and partnership work through their journey towards LGBT equality” Fergus McMillan, Director of LGBT Youth Scotland.

Moffat Academy were honoured to receive their award this morning from Kerry Riddell. Pictured are Head Boy and Ewan Pow and Catriona Hutchison, collecting the award on the schools behalf with Kerry Riddell and Miss Queen who was instrumental in our success in gaining this prestigious award.

LGBT History Month Assembly


Purple Friday Presentation 2023

All pupils were shown this presentation in PSE on Tuesday 21st February





Youth groups

In digital groups, LGBT Youth Services are offering a wide range of groups, activities, and events for lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender young people and their friends. Any young person wishing to access groups can connect with them by visiting https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/groups…/findlocal-youth-groups/

D&G Youth Groups:
• Phoenix (13-17 years) Tuesday 6.00 to 8.00pm
• Up’n’Oot (18 -25 years) Thursday 7.00 to 9.00pm
• Spectrum (13-25 years) first Saturday of the month 1.00 to 3.00pm
1:1 support
• The LiveChat feature of the website is a fantastic way for LGBT young people to chat with trained youth workers in real time about what’s on their mind. This is a private place designed for them to comfortably chat with an online youth worker. Information with dates and times can
be found here - https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/yp-online-support
• 1:1 support with D&G youth workers. They are also offering 1:1 support via phone, text or messenger with local youth workers. Get in touch via info@lgbtyouth.org.uk

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