The LGBT + Allies group is made up of pupils of all ages who are trying to support LGBT pupils and raise awareness of some of the problems that they might face within the school and wider community. We have a lunchtime group on Mondays where meet up to have some fun but also plan and take part in activities. Not all our members are Gay bisexual or Transgender we are open to anyone who is interested in supporting equality within the school.
The group began in August 2014 and since then we have been working on achieving the bronze award for the LGBT schools charter of Rights. This award was set up by the charity LGBT youth Scotland and has been designed to help schools become more inclusive for LGBT pupils and prevent them being bullied.
As a group we raised £400 to pay for the charter by holding a number of events including sponsored walks and awareness raising bake sales. We also received a generous donation of £150 from MAPP, Montrose Academies parent partnership. This money has been used to provide staff training on this important issue. We plan to submit our folio of evidence to LGBT Scotland in February and hopefully achieve our bronze award celebrating our achievements in making Montrose Academy a positive inclusive environment for all LGBT pupils.
LGBT and Allies Group meets every Monday Lunchtime from 1.30 -2pm in room 31B
APRIL 2017 UPDATE
You may have noticed two rainbow flags flying from the front of the school. This is to celebrate the fact that we are the first school in Angus and one of only seven in Scotland to achieve our LGBT bronze charter mark. We held a celebration on the 31st of March which was Transgender Awareness day and were awarded with a certificate. This award recognizes the fact our school has become more inclusive and supportive of LGBT people.
If you would like to find out more about the charter and what it means for the school there is a display board currently up in the library or go to
We would also like to remind people that there is an LGBT+ Allies group in room 31B at 1.30 on Mondays. We are currently discussing applying to take part in the Silver charter award, Come and help us!