Creating a '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. According to Stonewall:
- - 45% of LGBT young people have experienced homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying
- - 45% of LGBT young people never tell anyone when they are bullied for being LGBT
- - 90% of secondary school teachers say children and young people regardless of their sexual orientation experience homophobic bullying
- - 64% of trans pupils are bullied at school
The course aims to :
- develop understanding of terminology and the key concepts relating to LGBT+ within a school setting.
- develop an understanding of law and relevant policy
- develop an understanding of curriculum opportunities, including quality assured resources
- develop an understanding of the impact of bullying and discrimination on children and young people, including how to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language.
- identify possible support strategies for use on an individual, classroom and whole school level,
- develop participants confidence in talking to pupils and colleagues about LGBT+ issues
- develop participants confidence in being able to support bi, trans and gender questioning young people and their families
- develop an understanding of national and local support services
Audience: Pastoral staff, Primary, Secondary PSHE Staff
- Course length: Full day
- Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
We currently have no upcoming events for this course.