65% of teachers call for training to make schools safer

65% of teachers call for training to make schools safer and more inclusive places in which to teach and learn

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).

At the launch held in Blackburn, Simon Jones Division Secretary and member of the Union’s National Executive Committee said:

“Teachers are rightly proud of our work and collective ambition to educate; address and correct ill-informed views, ignorance and bigotry – that is our wonderful job! Delivering and promoting child protection is also key to that work – you cannot properly teach or learn in an environment that is not respectful and respecting of others.”

On page eight of the survey you will also find the current synopsis of similar surveys of secondary teachers that endorse earlier popular and learned studies revealing the culture of homophobic abuse that is ‘endemic’ (School Report 2007 – Stonewall) within our school system.

NUT Prevalence of Homophobia survey results:

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