We are delighted to be Fife’s first “GOLD” accredited UNICEF Rights Respecting secondary school. Please see the Report from UNICEF.
Equality and Diversity has been a major theme at KHS since the forming of our LGBT+ group in the mid 2010s. Since then, an Equalities Group has also been formed and the two now work together on ensuring everyone at Kirkcaldy High is treated with the dignity and respect they have a right to. Some highlights of our activites over the years have been.
- A visit from Stonewall Ambassador Ian McKellen in 2017
- Winning the COSLA “Presidents’ Award” in 2018
- Becoming a UNICEF “Gold Rights Respecting School” in 2019
- Being awarded LGBT Youth Scotland “Gold Charter Status” in 2020
- Working with parter organisations (see below) to deliver LGBT+ and Eqaulity training and workshops
- Working with other equality groups in schools around Fife and Scotland
- Having loads of fun!
Our Equality Statement
Kirkcaldy High School is completely committed to promoting a positive and inclusive culture in which all people are valued and supported to fulfil their potential. This commitment is given regardless of:
- Gender reassignment
- Whether a person is married or in a civil partnership
- Whether a person is pregnant or on maternity leave
- Race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin)
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
We will never discriminate against anyone on the basis these “protected characteristics”.
We recognise our obligations under the Equality Act (2010) and are committed to promoting the equality and diversity of all those we work with especially our employees, learners/young people and visitors. We commit to comply fully with the requirements of the Act and its subsequent provisions. KHS opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination, bullying and harassment and we actively promote a fair, equal and diverse culture.