Enforce harsher punishments for those who discriminate at Highworth Grammar School

Enforce harsher punishments for those who discriminate at Highworth Grammar School

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Victoria Bramley started this petition to Highworth Senior Leadership Team

As many may know, a recent event involving transphobic and homophobic harassment within the school has caused much unrest due to the unjust way it was dealt with by some Highworth teachers. After standing up to transphobic and homophobic comments by another group of Highworth pupils, a student was the target of online harassment and discrimination by the same group, including being called slurs and being told to kill themselves multiple times.

In response, Highworth teachers gave little to no punishment to the discriminators, while forcing the victim to write an apology letter for doing nothing more than patiently and politely outlining what was wrong with the comments the other students were making. Similar incidents have occurred in the past surrounding racism coming from certain groups of students, which were once again only responded to with the punishment of the victims.

Treating serious incidents like this in such an unjust and hypocritical way is disgraceful, especially for a school that prides itself on its ‘equality’ and ‘outstanding student support’. Please sign this petition to help us make a change and create a truly equal environment for us all by inputting harsher discipline for those who discriminate and preventing the punishment of victims.

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