Department of Health guides for working with LGB and T people
Equal Rights Equal Respect Training video part 1 – Understanding equality and human rights
Blackburn with Darwen NUT launched its first Prevalence of Homophobia Survey of primary teachers with a foreword by Ms Gladys Rhodes OBE (Strategic Director of Blackburn Children’s Services).
This pack aims to enable schools to improve the quality of personal and social support they provide for students, specifically in relation to the issues of sexuality and sexual orientation.
In schools, many lesbian, gay, bisexual students, teachers, governors and workers keep their sexuality hidden to guard against possible discrimination, harassment and bullying from pupils or staff. This silence creates a double life, which profoundly undermines successful learning, working or teaching, as it forces the individual to deny a vital part of themselves and thereby renders them less than effective.
The aim of this learning package is to discuss outcomes for a significant group of learners in schools that are often overlooked by school staff and by inspectors.