Childhood bullying ‘damages adult life’

Bullying in childhood “throws a long shadow” into victims’ adult lives, suggests research indicating long-term negative consequences for health, job prospects and relationships. – The BBC News website has published an article By Sean Coughlan, education correspondent

Academies are”responsible for ensuring their own compliance” in dealing with homophobia

On 23 April in the House of Commons, Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, asked the Secretary of State for Education what residual duties local authorities retain in relation to ensuring academy schools comply with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and the public sector equality duty in relation to addressing homophobic bullying. Edward Timpson, Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, replied: “…Under the Equality Act 2010, local authorities have a duty not to discriminate when …

Jewish Schools Tackling Homophobia

Jewish LGBT-rights group Keshet UK have made a considerable symbolic move by having the “Some people are gay. Get over it” campaign poster translated into Hebrew and hung at a Jewish school in London.

How I built a career in LGBT education

Elly Barnes has devoted her career to helping schools become environments in which LGBT students and teachers can thrive without fear of discrimination. She talks to Emily Drabble of the Guardian

A Resources special: Equality – Still out of sight and out of mind

Schools must tackle homophobic bullying as forcefully as they do other forms of discrimination, says Elizabeth Bridges*

For anyone who works in a school, bullying is an unfortunate reality. From comments about weight to remarks about ethnicity or disability, pupils – and some teachers – can be cruel and thoughtless.