The first resource of its kind, Inclusion Matters provides background on English state and independent schools’ statutory obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and explains how these schools are formally assessed on diversity by Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The guide shows how case law supports parents and carers having a voice in shaping a school’s commitment to diversity.
The ‘Wrexham Schools Transgender Guidance’ was released last year as part of the local trans youth support project. It is based on and uses parts of the Brighton and Hove/allsorts youth project guidance. It has been altered to make a better fit for wales with the input of various North Wales LGBT organisations including Wipe Out Transphobia and Viva LGBT youth. This document was recommended by the Welsh Government to be taken up by schools across Wales in their recent ‘Transgender Action Plan’.
The paucity of LGBT teaching resources and materials for adults in Further Education, especially for ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) could hinder the development of a more inclusive curriculum offer.
This blog offers some ready made , easy to download lesson plans and teaching resources along with links to useful organisations and research.
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
2013 is the 25th anniversary of the arrival of the reviled censorship law Section 28, and the 10th anniversary of its repeal. As part of our commemorations we have created a bank of resources covering the 15 year period that Section 28 was in place.