Research commentary: teaching about sex, sexual orientation and gender reassignment

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 …

Survey of NUT Members who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual

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

Proud London – new youth group

Proud London is a weekly LGBTQ+ youth group and safe space for 16-25 year olds who live in London whether out or not.

Homophobia, sexual orientation and schools: A review and implications for action

This document has been archived. There has been growing concern in recent years about bullying in general, and homophobic bullying in particular, and the effect these forms of discrimination have on the academic, emotional and physical well-being of children and young people at school. The review is quick to point out that teachers can also suffer from homophobia, with possible detrimental results to their careers. This review aims to answer the following main questions: what’s the extent and impact of …

The Great Big Book of Families

The Great Big Book of Families is a brilliantly inclusive book that shows real families in an honest light. Each double page spread explores diverse family set ups and looks at different family experiences of subjects like jobs, school, holidays, pets, food and clothes. It has been bought by the Brazilian govenrment to be distributed in all thier primary schools. 91,000 copies!

ShoutOut School Workshops – Ireland

Shout Out’s one hour interactive sessions build understanding for people who are struggling with their sexuality, foster support amongst friends and classmates, and encourage a supportive and welcoming school environment for LGBTQ students.

The Homophobia Project – DVD

The Homophobia Project DVD is a 60 minute film which explores the lives of Janet and John; two Heterosexual young people growing up in a world where everyone else is Lesbian or Gay.

Launch of the Navajo-UCL​an Sexuality Training Toolbox

The National Conference, ‘Invisible Boundaries’, took place on Wednesday 24th April 13. It received unprecedented interest in the conference and it was attended by over 100 people, with representation from the public sector, local authorities, voluntary sector, educational establishments and UCLan students and staff.