Introducing the Schools Out Annual National Conference

Understanding gender and sexuality is essential for new teachers, long standing teachers, heterosexual teachers and lesbian, gay bisexual or trans teachers. It is also vital to understand in order to meet new legal and Ofsted requirements.

This one day conference will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make your school safer, more inclusive, and more celebratory of the rich diversity within your school. It is open to all those in education, from Primary through to Higher Education. The theme this year is science, technology engineering and maths though we welcome people from every discipline. The day will involve hearing from key speakers, including Ofsted and some VIPs, engaging in interactive workshops, watching exclusive LGBT theatre in education performances and culminating in a lively debate on the theme- This house would welcome the discovery of the ‘Gay Gene’. It also includes the Schools Out AGM where we vote in next year’s committee at present we are: Schools OUT LGBT History Month committee Tony Fenwick and Sue Sanders – Co Chairs Elly Barnes – Schools Representative Jeff Evans – Northern and Academic rep Sue Caldwell – Media Amelia Lee – Youth Rep Mathew Francis – Treasurer Nic Chinardet – Social Media Huw Williams – Web technician Steve Boyce – Patrons Rep Arthur Sullivan – Membership Seth Atkin – International rep By purchasing your ticket, you are also entitled to attend pre-conference seminars on the week leading up the the conference, as well as access on the Sunday (3rd) to the Museum of Science and Industry’s Alan Turing event (including a highly acclaimed drama performance of Alan Turing’s life). Book early to avoid disappointment and take advantage of the early bird discounts before Christmas!

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