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 …



Why LGBTQIA+ representation matters in the Early Years

By Aaron Bradbury and Gary Coffey (from familiy.co) LGBTQIA+ Early Years Awareness Week is in it’s very first year, an idea Aaron Bradbury first had during the first lockdown in March 2020. To help raise awareness, he and Gary Coffey have written about why we need to stop being afraid of having conversations about LGBTQIA+ representation in the resources, forms, and language we use in Early Years You’ll get questions to ask families who identify as LGBTQIA+, ways you can …



Proud Trust LGBT+ History Month Education Pack 2021

http://www.schools-out.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/LGBT-History-Month-Pack-2021.pdf Introduction I am thrilled to be introducing you to The Proud Trust resource and education pack, that supports the themes of LGBT+ History Month 2021. You will find activities that will engage your young people, in whatever setting you are working with them, classroom, youth group, scout or guides, or other club, in discovering concepts that they may not have previously linked to LGBT+ people. The whole point of LGBT+ History Month is to celebrate LGBT+ people in all their diversity, and …



Young adults’ lesbian, gay and bisexual identity construction within schools: a post-Section 28 climate – Amy MacMillan

Taken From – Gendered Subjects (Graduate Journal of Social Science November 2012, Vol. 9, Issue 3) Download the full magazine PDF My PhD research works within a socio-legal framework and engages with youth, sexuality and identity studies in seeking to discover how young adults within post-Section 28 school environments construct and understand their lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) identities. Analysing educational and social policy relating to sexualities and engaging with queer theory and notions of performativity, I attempt to understand how …



The Bisexuality Report: Bisexual inclusion in LGBT equality and diversity

The Bisexuality Report: Bisexual inclusion in LGBT equality and diversity Meg Barker, Christina Richards, Rebecca Jones, Helen Bowes-Catton & Tracey Plowman (of BiUK) with Jen Yockney (of Bi Community News) and Marcus Morgan (of The Bisexual Index) This report aims to improve UK policy and practice in relation to bisexual people as part of the wider lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equalities agenda. It is directed particularly at national and local government, at practitioners and policy-makers, and at LGB …



Exploring LGBT Lives and Issues in Adult ESOL

Project Team: Dr Sheila Macdonald (Community Learning and Skills, Kent Adult Education) Laila El-Metoui (Lelmeducation) Professor Mike Baynham (University of Leeds) Dr John Gray (Institute of Education   This research addresses challenges for ESOL policy and practice raised within the new legal climate created by the Equality Act (DCMS 2010) with particular reference to sexual diversity. Practitioners have articulated concerns about engaging with LGBT issues at work, and expressed varying degrees of knowledge and experience. The sensitive, and potentially contentious, …



Homophobia, Sexual Orientation and School

Homophobia, Sexual Orientation and Schools: a Review and Implications for Action Ian Warwick, Elaine Chase and Peter Aggleton Thomas Coram Research Unit Institute of Education, University of London. with Sue Sanders Schools Out From 2004 Download the booklet here.



The police don’t tolerate hate crime – Why should you?

What is hate crime? The police will record any crime as a hate crime where the victim or any other person perceives it was motivated by hostility or prejudice towards their identity WEBSITE LINK Disability Hate Crime Motivated by the offender’s hostility to disabled people (or their perceived disability). Race Hate Crime ‘Race’ is a broad term used to include skin colour, nationality, immigration status, language etc. Religious Hate Crime Religious hate crime protects followers of all faiths, inter-faith sectarian …



Pathways to LGBT+ Inclusion: Report

Wednesday 18th November 2020 Diversity Role Models’ (DRM’s) Pathways to LGBT+ Inclusion: Report is out today with some stark statistics revealing some schools are still failing to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. Read the full report: Pathways To LGBT+ Inclusion



Drawing the Line: Defining a Distinction Between your Professional and Personal Life Online

There are far too many examples where a student has crossed the line and used the internet to stalk or abuse a teacher, and in some circumstances, the opposite has also been the case.



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