Your LGBT friendly school
Despite positive changes in culture and the law, homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying continue to be experienced in many of our schools. For example
• More than 55% of LGB and 83% of trans young people say they have faced bullying because of their sexuality and identity
• 86% of secondary school teachers report that pupils experience homophobic bullying regardless of their sexuality
• Although 90% of teachers say it is their responsibility to tackle this form of bullying 80% of have had no specific training in how to do this
• Ofsted inspectors are explicitly directed to look at a school’s efforts to tackle bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
This training is based on resources produced by Stonewall and tailored specifically for Leeds schools. It will begin with an overview of the topic and its importance and then separately focus in on resources for primary and secondary schools.
On completion of the session participants will:
• Understand the key concepts relating to LGBT within a school setting
• Understand the impact of bullying and discrimination on children and young people
• Identify possible support strategies for use on an individual, classroom and whole school level
• Be able to build capacity within school by taking back their learning
• Gain confidence in talking to pupils and colleagues about LGBT issues
• Have developed strategies to support at risk pupils
• Receive quality assured resources including lesson plans and resources
• Produce a bespoke outline action plan
- Course length: Full day
- Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
We currently have no upcoming events for this course.