Holy Child Community School

Belong to Quality Mark

Belong to Quality Mark

Holy Child Community School is proud to be one of the schools that have signed up to engage with the Quality Mark.

In Ireland, 76% of LGBTQ+ young people reported that they do not feel safe at school. However, research shows that effective school-based interventions can improve the lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ students.


1. Recognise

Recognise and promote existing supports for your LGBTQ+ school community. Together we will identify the key strengths in your existing approach to LGBTQ+ inclusion. Belong To will provide training and resources on how to do this including a user friendly toolkit which you can use to identify your strengths and areas for development.

2. Build & Grow

Build on these existing supports, and grow as an LGBTQ+ Safe and Supportive School through inclusive practice and policies. Once the areas for development have been identified, together we can create a bespoke plan with key action areas for your school. Belong to will provide best practice recommendations in line with the Department of Education and practical ideas, suggestions and templates to support you every step of the way.

3. Achieve

Celebrate your commitment by attaining the Belong To LGBTQ+ Quality Mark.

Once your schools has demonstrated best practice across the key actions areas, you can apply for your LGBTQ+ Quality Mark and become recognised across Ireland as an LGBTQ+ Safe and Supportive School.

The LGBTQ+ Quality Mark is a whole school approach which focuses on the four key areas of wellbeing promotion from an LGBTQ+ perspective:

  • Creating an LGBTQ+ culture and environment
  • Resourcing an LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum
  • Nurturing LGBTQ+ inclusive relationships and partnerships
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and planning

For more information see belongto.org

Nov 22
Mid Year Assessments
Dec 22
Last Day of Term
Dec 23
Christmas Holidays
Jan 18
2nd, TY & 5th Year Parent Teacher Meeting 4.15 - 6.45pm
Pearse Street, Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin.
01 285 5334
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