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Letter – The Diversity Roundtable to the Department for Education

The Diversity Roundtable March 1st  2021  Dear Secretary of State,  We are writing to you publicly as The Diversity Roundtable, a collective of professionals and specialists working in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), to express our alarm at the recent withdrawal of funding in multiple areas in schools and Further Education. The cuts include: The Department for Education’s Equality and Diversity fund for school-led projects, to accelerate the diversification of protected characteristic groups in school leadership; English Second Other …


Schools OUT UK and The Proud Trust

Schools OUT UK are proud of their work with The Proud Trust to spread Schools OUT UK concepts of usualing, actualising and realising. The Rainbow Flag Award partner organisations are thrilled to have the blessing of Sue Sanders and Schools OUT UK, to offer a complementary website to The Classroom, by developing and building on their great work, and offering you LGBT+ inclusive and LGBT+ specific lessons here. Schools OUT UK are delighted to announce that as part of a grant …


Schools OUT UK’s submission to the Law Commission on hate crime

Our thanks to GALOP for their help in producing this document. December 2020 Schools OUT UK submission to the Law Commission on hate crime 1 Schools OUT UK Schools OUT UK is an education charity that began life as The Gay Teachers Association in 1974. Our overarching goal is to make our schools and educational institutions safe spaces for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities as teachers, lecturers and trainers; as pupils and students; as parents; as teaching …


Schools OUT UK response to the Government’s consultation on GRA

  As an organisation that works both in education and society at large we are deeply concerned that Transpeople are denied their human rights. We are baffled that many countries have made massive adjustments to meet the needs of Transpeople without any serious repercussions. We urge the government to take the earlier feedback from consultations seriously. We do welcome the recent moves and as you will see below we consider them to not to be anywhere near sufficient. Click to …


Schools OUT UK Statement on GRA – 8th December 2020

Schools OUT UK agrees with the Proud Trust statement below and are deeply concerned about the ramifications for everyone involved in education. We are shocked and saddened to see the High Court’s judgement on access to puberty blockers for young trans people has ruled on the side of transphobia and misinformation. We echo the comments and concerns of Mermaids UK’s statement, and agree that in every respect, this judgement is a betrayal of trans young people and their families.   …


It’s wrong to protest about the teaching of gay relationships – Nick Gibb

It’s wrong to protest about the teaching of gay relationships Nick Gibb The Times June 6 2019 Knowing when to intervene can be one of the most difficult decisions for any minister. When an issue is sensitive or a debate is heated, taking sides can just add to feelings of grievance or to allegations of interference. In education especially, it is much better to delegate power as locally as possible and allow head teachers and governors to run schools – they know their parents, their communities, …


OUTing The Past 2020 – Invitations for Hubs and Presenters

OUTing the Past invites for presenters and Hubs 1st September to 31st September OUTing the Past is a growing international festival of LGBT history run by Schools OUT UK and our passionate unpaid volunteers. This year we had over 100 offers of presentations and 17 hubs in the UK, the island of Ireland, Norway, Sweden and New York. In 2020 we will be as big but it is up to people to offer presentations and museums, archives and libraries to …


Parkfield School: ‘No Outsiders’ – A Statement from Schools OUT UK, Mohammed Amin MBE and Ofsted.

Schools OUT UK has been involved with ‘No Outsiders’ since its inception and has supported its vital work. We have worked since 1974 to make LGBT+ people in all their diversity visible and safe by educating OUT prejudice. We created LGBT+ History Month in 2004, and produced The Classroom website which has over free 80 lesson plans on it that usualise LGBT issues across the curriculum for all ages. These and the ‘No Outsiders’ resources enable teachers to comply with …


It’s Nearly LGBT History Month!

The Proud Trust is absolutely thrilled to bring you the LGBT History Month Resource and Education Pack for February 2019, in conjunction with Schools OUT UK. The theme this year is of such great importance, exploring LGBT+ activism in the year marking 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal moment in LGBT+ rights and history. It is crucial that the struggles and fights of others, to give us the lives we have today, are recognised. It is also so important …


Education Secretary to make sex and relationships education statutory

The Education Secretary Justine Greening made an announcement today about intentions to make sex and relationships education (SRE) statutory in an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill


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