Chrysalis safer schools

Recent legislation has placed a variety of duties on schools and staff that demand both understanding and action on diversity issues. Failure to comply with the legislation could put the school at a disadvantage.

Educate and Celebrate – how to make your school LGBT friendly

Elly Barnes is currently No:1 on the Independent on Sunday’s Pink List for her commitment to LGBT in Education. She has coordinated LGBT History month at Stoke Newington School and in the Hackney Borough since 2005, involving other primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, LGBT organisations and LGBT artists.

PhD in Education and Social Justice

The Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University is launching a new online PhD – by coursework and thesis – in Education and Social Justice. It’s a part-time programme undertaken entirely online, over 4 years. The programme is designed to enable experienced professionals worldwide to focus on, and research, social justice issues that are at the heart of their own professional practice and concerns.

NEW – Educate and Celebrate Training Sessions

Elly Barnes is taking bookings now for 17th June London and 20th June Birmingham

Ditch The Label – Cyberbullying Survey 2013

Ditch The Label (DTL) recently posted their Cyberbullying Survey for 2013. It is currently is the largest of its kind; sampling 10,008 young people.

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This document has been archived.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 …

Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession

Ruth Simister, Masters Student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is currently conducting research about the workplace experiences of gay, bisexual, trans and queer men in the teaching profession for a Masters Degree project.

Celebrating Differences: exploration of equality and diversity in the ESOL classroom

Exploration of equality and diversity in the ESOL classroom – Laila El-Metoui presents an online session on the subject from Morley College, London
UPDATED 23.02.14: How Can English Language Teachers bring LGBT issues into the classroom?

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


The paucity of LGBT teaching resources and materials for adults in Further Education, especially for ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) could hinder the development of a more inclusive curriculum offer.

This blog offers some ready made , easy to download lesson plans and teaching resources along with links to useful organisations and research.

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