MAKING SCOTTISH SCHOOLS LGBT+FRIENDLY
We have another week to go on our November tour…here’s what we have been up to so far….
The month began in Edinburgh working with The Scottish Council of Independent Schools for a lively CPD day at the Hilton Grosvenor exploring LGBT+ inclusivity and questioning tradition.
We were excited to read the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s teaching standards as they include a section on Social Justice! Let’s all recommend this in England as part of Qualified Teacher Status, this would then ensure that all teachers would be trained in gender identity and sexual orientation before they enter the classroom.
This comes at a time when Scotland plans recognition for non binary people too! Those wishing to legally change their gender may be able to do so by signing a statutory declaration from the age of 16 under plans to radically reform gender recognition law in Scotland READ FULL ARTICLE We love Scotland!
Thanks to Margaret Lannon from SCIS and Belmont House School, Glenalmond College, Gordonstoun, Jordanhill School, Loretto School, St Columba’s School, The Glasgow Academy and The High School of Glasgow.
Elly and Saski (our PRIDE Youth Network Manager) enjoyed a weekend at The Diva Lit Fest at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham which was filled with workshops, seminars, interviews and screenings with LGBT+ authors and filmmakers. Saski interviewed Jake Graf and Hannah Winterbourne about their films of Dusk, Dawn and Headspace. Saski went on to host the fabulous evening showcase with Horse McDonald, Lots Holloway, our wonderful Patron Clare Summerskill, Rosie Wilby, Alice Frick, Sarah Walk, Valerie Mason John, Lucy Spraggan, Heather Peace, Barbara Brownskirt and DJ Ritu.
Elly and Saski with Horse McDonald
Elly was discovering new books and authors for our PRIDE in Education book collections. Wonderful to catch up with Kiki Archer who featured Educate & Celebrate in her first book But she is my student which we found out will be made into a film!
OUR FOURTH YEAR IN DURHAM
Elly and our North East trainer Claire welcomed our new cohort of Durham schools to the Award Programme 2017-18 by training the Educate & Celebrate co-ordinators (ECCO’s). Thank you to Durham County Council for supporting us for another year! This year’s schools made a fabulous start by making the toilets gender-neutral at the training venue….
Thank you to Neville’s Cross Primary, Parkside, Rosa Street Primary, The Hermitage Academy, Middlestone Moor Primary, St Chad’s RCVA Primary, Prince Bishops Primary, Cockfield Primary, Ox Close Primary, St Josephs Primary, Hesledon Primary, Esh Winning Primary, Park View, Villa Real School, Pittington Primary, Finchale Primary, Wingate Infant.
More to come from Jersey and Barcelona next week!