Chris Jones, Ofsted’s Director, Corporate Strategy, discusses research on teaching about the protected characteristics of sex, sexual orientation and gender reassignment in England’s schools. The Equality Act 2010 was the culmination of a decade-long uplift in equality legislation. The uplift began in 2001 with changes to race discrimination law following the recommendations of the Macpherson report. It continued through into disability discrimination law in 2006 and gender discrimination in 2007. The 2010 Act consolidated these and also brought in other …
Homophobia, Sexual Orientation and Schools: a Review and Implications for Action Ian Warwick, Elaine Chase and Peter Aggleton Thomas Coram Research Unit Institute of Education, University of London. with Sue Sanders Schools Out From 2004 Download the booklet here.
Wednesday 18th November 2020 Diversity Role Models’ (DRM’s) Pathways to LGBT+ Inclusion: Report is out today with some stark statistics revealing some schools are still failing to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. Read the full report: Pathways To LGBT+ Inclusion
Written Ministerial Statement: Response to Gender Recognition Act (2004) consultation Plan your relationships, sex and health curriculum Understanding the DfE’s new school guidance (by Mermaids)
Survey of NUT Members who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual – The LGB survey covers issues such as:Being ‘out’ at work, Challenging homophobic behaviour in your school/college, Barriers faced in your teaching career due to homophobia
Ruth Simister, Masters Student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is currently conducting research about the workplace experiences of gay, bisexual, trans and queer men in the teaching profession for a Masters Degree project.
A wide body of research indicates that bullying is a problem for many young people, and that some of this takes place in schools.
Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality – programme of work from the Government Equalities Office
The Coalition’s ‘Programmer for Government’ made clear our determination to take concerted action to tear down barriers to equal opportunities and to build a fairer society.
(incorporating Sexual Orientation Discrimination 2003, Same Sex Partnership 2004 and Gender Recognition Bill 2004)
For the first time we have legislation that can protect LGB specifically at Work
In December 2003 there came into being new legislation that outlawed discrimination in the workplace only on the grounds of Sexual orientation and Religion/Belief.
The creation of an Anti Bullying policy needs to be as democratic as possible, allowing all the various shades of opinion to be actively listened to and taken seriously. Individuals can only take ownership of the policy if this occurs. The reviewing of the policy should be an ongoing process that allows for rethinking and rewriting as appropriate. Such policies and practices should be dynamic and respond to the changing needs and circumstances of the school and the community.