Our aim is to reassure all those who work in education that they are backed up by both Government and school legislation to be LGBT+ inclusive.
Key policies for intervention are:
- Equal Opportunities
- Relationships & Sex Education (Healthy Relationship Education)
When we deliver a staff meeting for you, we give you further advice on how to update these policies.
There is also a section dedicated to policy in our book How to transform your school into an LGBT+ friendly place: A practical guide for nursery, primary and secondary teachers.
Where before a teacher felt that he ‘couldn’t or shouldn’t use words like ‘gay’ or lesbian’ with a child’, he now feels confident being able to answer pupils’ questions around, for example, what a lesbian is. For the teacher, a key reason behind this was that the training provided him with more detailed information about the EqualityAct 2010, which highlighted the importance of LGB&T inclusion in schools. This gave him ‘permission’ to talk about LGB&T issues more openly in his school
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EXAMPLE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS POLICY (SRE) Under the Education Act (1993) and the Education Reform Act (1998) all schools are required to maintain a statement of Policy regarding Sex & Relationships Education and make it available to ...